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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 171, March 29-April 9, 1859

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Identifier: DX03339237

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 171, March 29-April 9, 1859

Description: Mentions having a drink at Howell's with Dr. Norval and others.

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when he took it. I like the shrewd Yankee [Mr. Dexter] starting on motherwit for his capital. Took [Henry] Hitchings & that fearfully slow Bostonian [John Ware] whom [Charles] Damoreau gave a letter to, introducing him to me, down there. And on another night, at his request, [Charles] Welden whom I encountered at Branch's absurd "Blackwell's Island Entertainment." Met [James P.] Nagle the book-seller, also. Happening to enquire after a chum of his, Briggs, a member of Woods' company of "minstrels," (whom I remember to have heard play the banjo and sing at Nagle's & his lodgings) I learnt that he died in California two years ago.

April.

6. Wednesday. In doors, writing, phonography, chores. Wrote to Mary Anne [Greatbatch], Dillon [Mapother] and [Edward] Heylyn. [Frank] Cahill up in [Jesse] Haney's room at night.

7. Thursday. Down town in the morning. In doors for the rest of the day. Phonography in the evening.

8. Friday. Down town, hither and thither. By 10 or so in the evening round to Howell’s with Dr Norval, one of [William] Leslie's acquaintances. Bob Gun, [George] Arnold, [Jack] Sears, John Wood there and the inevitable [A.F.] Banks.

9. Saturday. Down town, morning and afternoon. Evening, by 10 1/2, to Howell’s with Leslie. Tracy there, Banks and a chum of his. Introduced Banks and Leslie, and they got talking together, Banks erratic, as usual. I had met him in the afternoon and set him to

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-04-05

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Amusements

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