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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 96, May 4-5, 1851

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Identifier: DX01016360

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 96, May 4-5, 1851

Description: Mentions spraining his knee.


but few of us,) concluded the service, and then I came away with my heart full. / In-doors all the remainder of the day, it raining pitilessly. Sitting, during part of the morning in the adjoining room, with two or three mechanics, who talked principally about fighting. Had I been in my own, I should have heard every word, as they join. This day last two years did I first set foot in this country.

5. Monday. Through the rain to Nassau Street, and [Hardin] Andrews. Out with him, (—the boarding-house scheme abandoned, as I had anticipated.) To [Warren] Butlers, where he left the eight Initial drawings for engraving; then to a room he had taken for the editorializing of the “Porcupine.” Saw old Doctor Greeley; then left them, and to [William] Roberts. There awhile, then to [177] Canal Street. Sitting with Mr [Elisha] Hall in his room, [words crossed out] Frederick & Butt [words crossed out] /Descending the ladder to the loft, sprained my knee most painfully, lay on the floor fifteen minutes, unable to move. Got back, wet and lame to Robinson Street, dined, and then to the Post Office. [words crossed out]

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-05-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Wounds and injuries


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