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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 110, November 14-15, 1860

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Identifier: DX01350525

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 110, November 14-15, 1860

Description: Describes an attack of his nervous disorder.

Transcription:

101

Hypochondria Again.

me. Editor Phillips visits Mrs [Celina] Jewell.

15. Thursday. Out and down-town, sorely troubled with my old horror, nervousness and hypochondria. Going into Crook and Duffs found [A.F.] Banks, Will Waud and Abrams and, conversing with them, we were presently joined by [Charles] Gayler. As we stood at the bar, Sol Eytinge and Anthony passed in and Alf Waud stopped temporarily to join our group. He offered his hand with “How are you?” to which I responded, and that was all that occurred. Will talked friendly and considerately to me, seeing I was out of sorts. Return, trying to write throughout the afternoon, horror growing upon me and culminating towards sunset. After an attempt at supper, rushed off to 16th street, just as I did five years ago from my Reade Street room to the Pic office, to tell [Jesse] Haney. But he wasn’t at home, hadn’t returned to dinner. I sat wretchedly awaiting him for half an hour, then turned out into the pitiless streets and went to 745 [Broadway], where I found Haney, in company with the Sally [Edwards] and Matty [Edwards], conversing merrily and busied about a letter in answer to one of Jim [Parton]’s. I could scarcely talk and feared my condition might be perceived, but they only thought I’d a cold and was affected in spirits by it. How I felt, sitting in an arm-chair, in the dear familiar room, with the the dear girls’ faces, so peaceful and good

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-11-14

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries

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