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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 159, February 19-21, 1853

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Identifier: DX01251633

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 159, February 19-21, 1853

Description: Mentions being ill.

Transcription:

all the morning & great part of the afternoon. Evening [Charles] Weldon came as appointed, and we had a pleasant, fire-side book evening, with bottles of ale as accompanyment. He left at 12.

20. Sunday. [Joseph H.] Brightly and [Alfred] Waud came. After domestic chores, out to the North River brink, then it being 1 o’clock, to our boarding house to dinner — I becoming an inmate. Dinner over all three cross to Hoboken, squiring a Philadelphia widow with a pretty foot and ordinary face. She was [words crossed out] a good walker; and walked with me the greater part of the day. We did a very long ramble, halting for drinks. Return to the city, Waud off, Brightly, Mrs Warner and I supped in Broadway, then to the house. Took Brightly with me to Mrs [Rebecca] Kidders. Lotty [Kidder] not there; [Arthur] Mason returned from the West, though not bringing his wife [Jane Gibson] with him. Left at 11, and to our boarding house rooms; I to bed in same room with Waud. Slept soundly for an hour or two, then awake, vomiting bile and very sick till morning.

21. Monday. Sick all day to extremity, unable eat, or hardly draw. To the Office by 8, there till 4 vomiting, and in extreme exhaustion. Down town to Bunnell & Price’s, Wells & Webb &c, and then with Waud

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1853-02-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Books and reading
Diseases
Diaries
Women

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