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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 155, October 9-14, 1855

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Identifier: DX03954322

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 155, October 9-14, 1855

Description: Mentions several visits with friends.


at [A.F.] Bank's returning, & supped with him & O'Mana, staying there till 9, then to room & writing till 1 1/2. [Charles] Welden was up yesterday, poking me up, encouragingly anent "Frank Holderness."

[10. Wednesday through 11. Thursday] Forenoons, writing, then to the Mercantile Library each day. [James] Parton there once. Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch called. A note from Halsted, Canada. Lonely, anxious, and overworking myself.

12. Friday. Writing. A wretchedly wet day. Commenced fires, by "going halves" in coals with Wurzbach, buying scuttle &c

13. Saturday. Alf [Waud] up at noon for brief space. I down town, to Post Office, Picayune do, dinner, then to the Mercantile. Saw Parton momentarily. Returning down the chilly Broadway at night met the younger [William] Waud. He looked small, and chilly. Found Alf at my door. He came in, sat an hour or more by the fire, talking of his "wife [Mary Brainard]" and prospects. Welden up for a book. Both gone, I wrote on till midnight.

14. Sunday. A row, gusty, dank, chilly, and occasionally rainy day. Head achy and rheumatic. Did chores till 12, dined at Sweeneys then to Parton's, with a dull headache, and weary brain. Worked awhile. [Jesse] Haney came, Parton left. Wrote till dusk, then with Haney to the Bleecker Street boarding house. There were, in the basement, Sol Eytinge, the smaller Waud and [John A.] Wood. Left at 6 1/2, called in for half an hour at [Matthew] Whitelaw’s, walked through the rain and hail to Goslings, took tea, and then to my room [290 Broadway], where I now write — lonely and sad at heart. When shall I have a home? I find by some chance

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-10-09

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries


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