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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 94, March 10-14, 1850

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Identifier: DX09295423

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 94, March 10-14, 1850

Description: Comments on his low funds, the state of his health, and his irritation with an Irishman who did not repair his window properly.


[Chris]topher Street in the evening. Joe [Greatbatch] got a situation which he goes to on the morrow. Greatbatches all migrate to a new place on the 1st of May or before.

11. Monday. Called on a Mr. Hoover — Editor of the “Organ”; and again on Hardin Andrews. He’s a clever fellow, and his paper ought to succeed, if success be handmaid to Merit. “Mose [among the Britishers]” all day. Bridgens enter and exit as usual.

[12. Tuesday through 13. Wednesday] “Mose,” sans intermission. Bridgens in and out. Indigestion, pill swallowing and irritability.

14. Thursday. “Mose.” Afternoon Hughie [Muir] calls, and I, unable to work, in consequence of reparation of pane of glass macademization being in progression, go out with him. Lounge at the Battery. Glorious summer’s day, reminding me of the first one I experienced in New York. /Now am I just at this present well beset with minor miseries. Imprimis I’m low in funds, next I’m unwell mentally and bodily, then lots of rascally, irritating, worrying detail botherations, — have to negociate [negotiate] with the promise-all, do-nothing snuffling landlady for street door key, and missing linen, — and lastly here’s the cadging, cheating Dutchman Irishman who has remedied my window smashation of Sunday, performed it in a damned manner, breaking half the window frame and forming a supplementary one with putty. Very pretty absurdities to annoy and vex — why — that’s the worst of it — It’s so revolting to have to worry and think of such things. — Oh Home, Home, Home, and England! —

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-03-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Irish
Publishers and publishing
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
19th century


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