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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 141, January 12-16, 1853

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Identifier: DX01242649

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 141, January 12-16, 1853

Description: Describes his return journey by train to New York.


Paterson, where the line joins with the Jersey Railroad.

At New York by noon, found Carpet-bag at the depot, to my room [290 Broadway], through the fast falling snow flakes; called in at Swinton & Fays; then down town to Bunnell & Price’s, [Edwin A.] Weed, and the Lantern Office. Return, and to bed by 6, with a horrid throbbing head-ache and extreme weariness of the eyes. Slept till 12, at night and then woke up very sick, and so continued.

13. Thursday. Sick all day, vomiting horrid green bile, & in extreme pain. Neither ate nor drank. Dillon Mapother came, and [John] Gotch, (Joe Greatbatch’s fellow-workmate at Alcocks.) And Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch came.

14. Friday. Sickness abating, but little able to go out, and quite unable to do anything. Medicine.

15. Saturday. All right but weak. Evening, with Dillon to the Fourth Avenue, there calling on Mr Johns, whose card I found poked under my door on my return from the country. Found him well to do, in a snug room at a quiet boarding-house having an office elsewhere, and churches to build. Supped with him, had a cigar &c, and parted at 11 or so, having regaled at an adjacent place, also.

16. Sunday. In-doors till evening, when Charley Brown and [Joseph H.] Brightly the engraver came, returning from a sleigh-ride to which I had been also invited, in the morning.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1853-01-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Railroad travel


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