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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 103, November 11-13, 1860

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Identifier: DX01346891

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 103, November 11-13, 1860

Description: Mentions the return of his nervous disorder.




[re]porter, a man I had last met on board the Harriet Lane — Fontaine’s companion. To 745 [Broadway] again and there till past 11. It began to rain drearily as [Jesse] Haney and I parted.

12. Monday. Writing awhile, then down-town, to Paul and the Post-office. Return, to Gurney’s for photograph. Writing in the afternoon, nervous, low-spirited, diuretic and troubled with a headache which increased intensely as the day progressed. [George] Boweryem with me from 9 till 12. I had intended a night with the Harbor-police, but wasn’t fit for it. The whole day was like a relapse into my old nervous horror, and I, utterly lonely and miserable. Getting to bed, I lay awake for a long time, in pain of body and despondency of mind.

13. Tuesday. Writing during the morning with some success. Turned out at 3 1/2 and walked to Chambers Street, meeting Mrs. [Celina] Jewell and Mrs. [Celina] Wall by the way. Had a solitary fit on my return to my room; so fled from it to 745 in the evening. [Edward] Wells and Polhemus there playing some innocent game of cards with Mat [Edwards] and Eliza [Edwards], Jack [Edwards] present, Anne [Edwards] reading and Sally [Edwards] aloof on the sofa. I talked with the latter all the evening, principally, as it chanced, about the servant of the family. (Sally had paid a visit to the dentist, but,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-11-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Dentists


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