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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 174, December 12-14, 1859

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Identifier: DX03154754

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 174, December 12-14, 1859

Description: Mentions taking a walk with Matty and Sally Edwards.



each day to it. I have leisure now.

13. Tuesday. Commenced story, with indefinite intent to try the Atlantic, Harpers or All the Year Round. Down town after dinner with [James] Morris. Returning alone, an hour and a half later, overtook Sally [Edwards] and Matty [Edwards], and walked up town, first beside the former and then on [Edward] Serrell’s coming up and addressing us, beside Matty. Sally talked a little pins-and-needleish, but pleasant withal. They had passed Fanny Fern in going down-town, with Grace [Eldredge]. The last had slightly acknowledged, the former cut them dead. Matty wouldn’t have it that Grace has any pretensions to good looks. We parted at their door step. Evening [phonography] and story-writing till eleven. Bob Gun and [Frank] Cahill didn’t get up to-day till 2 P. M. and are a little on their way to drunkenness to-night. I looked in at Gun’s room half an hour ago, found Cahill on the sofa, Gun and Billington at cards, none of them too sober.

14. Wednesday. In doors all the snowy, windy, blusterous day. [Phonography] and writing. Stopped in till near 10 at night, then out and called at the Edwards’. Within half an hour the family returned from the theatre, whither the girls had gone at [Carl] Knudsen’s invitation, [Jesse] Haney, [Thomas] Nast and Jack [Edwards] being of the party. Walked to 16th street with Haney, home by midnight. Gun and Cahill didn’t

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-12-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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