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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 75, January 10-15, 1850

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Identifier: DX08722888

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 75, January 10-15, 1850

Description: Mentions writing and drawing, looking for a new boarding house, and his hopes of receiving letters from England on the ''Canada.''


ed my hearing it approaching, and but for it being indicated to me, I should have pursued my way till overtaken. That man saved my life, — I would that I could but thank him for it. / The full thought of what escape it had been was not impressed on me till after some time, indeed it appeared — (the start of alarm over), almost a common-place transaction — but now I see it in its right light. I thank God for it.

[11. Friday through 12. Saturday] “Mose [among the Britishers]” each day. No stirring out. Writing incessantly during the evening. Very sad at heart; ceaseless thoughts of Home and England. Hosts of petty disagreables also.

13. Sunday. Writing the greater part of the day — I ought to spend it better, — this life is that of an animal, unworthy of a being possessed of an immortal soul; — I’ll waste time no more thus.

14. Monday. To New York — to “Empire City Office” with MS. Then seeing about boarding house, Duane & Hudson. Think I shall go to the place Joe stopped at. Duane Park. (Heaven save us, what a park — bit of triangular inclosure which a man might hop round in two minutes!) “Mose” the rest of the day.

[15. Tuesday through 16. Wednesday] “Mose.” Anxious about letters which I ought to get by the “Canada.” Lots of minor, shirt button miseries, room not clean, Epsom-salts-taking, headache, bah — Melancholie and irritable. Nasty, disagreable,

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-01-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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