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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 167, April 24-26, 1860

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Identifier: DX02948584

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 167, April 24-26, 1860

Description: Mentions a night out at the theater with Frank Cahill.

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153

Hypochondria.

evening with [James] Morris and [George] Boweryem to [Jesse] Haney’s, a sort of surprise party, originated by Jack Edwards, who came with John Pillow. [Charles] Honeywell made up the party. Ale, cake, bread and butter, singing and mild merriment till 11 1/2. I was thinking of Hannah [Bennett]’s letter all the time. [Frank] Cahill ascertained that [Arthur] Ledger left the Everett House in the carriage which conveyed folks from the hotel to the British mail steamer. Two heavy letters addressed to Ledger from Bob Gun have arrived, presumably written in cipher; they will be sent back to Gun, at Ledger’s orders.

25. Wednesday. Writing in-doors. Day at first pleasantish, presently snowy and rainy, but inclining to sunlight in the afternoon. Down town, nervous, disheartened. Walked up-town with Haney, couldn’t tell him how hypochondriacal I felt, broke down on gaining my room in Cahill’s presence. He showed very kind, would have me out to the theatre — Laura Keene’s — where we saw [Dion] Bourcicault’s “Colleen Bawn” and went to the “Optimus” afterwards.

26. Thursday. Comes a small girl with a note from Matty Edwards, inviting me to accompany the girls [including Sally and Eliza Edwards] tonight, to [Edward] Serrell’s. Did drawing on block sent to me by [Henry] Addey, took it down in the afternoon. Addey and [Charles] Rosen-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-04-24

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Theater
Parties
Artists

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