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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 119, May 21-28, 1850

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Identifier: DX09403448

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 119, May 21-28, 1850

Description: Mentions his work and an illness.


[William] Boutcher and M [Mary Bilton] to the Post Office. Return. Two Porcupinish sketches. Walk on the Battery at night in company with Mr Johns and [Dillon] Mapother, on getting back fumigation and beer in the room of Mr [Henry] Hart. [Frank] Royal joining us.

22. Wednesday. Drawing in the morning. Afternoon to [Jonathan F.] Badeau’s — At night drawing, (political caricature,) — Mapother in the room with me, & Joe [Greatbatch]. The latter sometime writing, sometime snoring. The former reading aloud the to-day-published number of [Charles] Dicken’s [David] Copperfield. Rain out of doors and nobody abroad. Veritably [unclear word], in time to come recollect these evenings.

23. Thursday. Drawing “The California Question” till Evening. Then Mapother and Mr. Johns coming into my room start the proposition of jug o’punch and fumigation; — the which is carried out, Mr Royal joining us. / While Joe and I were undressing we see big fire over the house tops.

24. Friday. To the “Atlas”Office where I dispose of the Californy sketch, gross fat man, and another there. To Wells and Webb for block. Drawing on it during the afternoon. Internal disagreables all day. Evening, a bit of a walk on the Wharf — saw the to-day arrived Ohio (bringing the Cuba news). Back took emetic, — wretched retching — purging, —all sorts of stomach agonizations.

[25. Saturday through 26. Sunday] Drawing. Jalaping, castor oil-taking, throat gurgling, neck bandaging to any extent. Royal playing the part of Good Samaritan to me; — the man is a true Christian if there ever was one in the world. Wrote to Bridgens.

27. Monday. Somewhat better. Drawing Californy caricature in Mr. Hart’s Room. In the evening a long Broadway ramble with Mapother.

28. Tuesday. At bar room in Broadway, there expecting to find [Hardin] Andrews

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-05-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)
Books and reading
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
19th century


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