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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 169, April 26, 1860

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Identifier: DX02950119

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 169, April 26, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to Edward Serrell with the Edwards girls.



An Evening at [Edward] Serrell’s.

shall do the old dreary business of bringing up articles &c for acceptation or rejection by [Charles] Rosenberg, [Charles] Gayler & Co. Not if I know it! Sol Eytinge came in, stood talking awhile with [Frank] Bellew — nose and chin much more prominent than of old, looks more Jewish. [Henry] Clapp came in, talked a bit, looked sinister and old-clothesmanish. Up-town, Clapp and Bellew walking together, [Frank] Cahill and I following. Cahill was a little intoxicated, had been loafing and drinking, sans dinner, all day. When we got home, I took a bath, then aroused Cahill by wet towel applications, to his supper, which he needed. To 745 [Broadway]; the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards], with Miss Ann [Edwards], waiting, presently [Charles] Honeywell arrived. Off to Serrell’s, Amity Street, Miss Ann and Matty walking with me, Sally with Honeywell and Eliza with Jack [Edwards]. [Jesse] Haney did not show, being at [James] Parton’s. At Serrell’s. He, his wife, a lady Bostonian, Mrs. George Edwards and presently her husband, constituted the company. We had a dance and a song or two. Things not very exhilarant, though I found it pleasant enough, talking to the girls. They all three looked extremely pretty in their new dresses and I never saw Sally look so handsome. The evening drift-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-04-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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