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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 135, April 1, 1860

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Identifier: DX02924067

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 135, April 1, 1860

Description: Describes a day in Hoboken with friends and a visit to the Edwards family.



At 745 [Broadway]. Sally [Edwards].

he [Alfred Waud] did boy-tricks in the street, betrayed an inclination to pelt cats and the members of the company, only subsiding on discovering that the game could be played by others. A June day, so warm that coats might have been dispensed with, heavy haze, on the river, ominous of coming storm. To Limouze’s — a pleasant time generally. All back by 2 1/2, to dinner. Awhile in Burger and Kettle’s room. I, to my room for a doze, during heavy rain storms; when I woke most of the fellows had departed. In the parlor till 9, then to Edwards, through a fine rain. [Jesse] Haney and [Charles] Honeywell there, the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] &c. Stayed till 11, talking promiscuously, a good part of the time to Sally. The girl had been sick, kept her bed for some days, which her father [George Edwards] revealed, she herself playing Spartan and saying nothing about it. There’s a correct feeling in this, dashed with morbidity; it contrasts well with the clamor made by all vulgar people about their ailments. Little [Thoms] Nast will hardly return to the U.S. for twelve months, so I heard Eliza say, talking to [James] Morris (who dropped in at 10, after an unsuccessful call at Fanny Fern’s) — there’s a letter from “Thomas” in the “Illustrated News,” accompanying his sketches. Said letter must have been considerably cooked and improved, if not wholly re-written,

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:Hoboken, New Jersey

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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