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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 229, December 25-27, 1853

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Identifier: DX04214544

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 229, December 25-27, 1853

Description: Regarding his thoughts of friends on Christmas Day.


companied him [Alfred Waud]. A room atop of a house, occupied by Mrs Warner. She, [Joseph] Brightly, two foolish young Men, and a young Woman, (married,) there. Brandy punch and fruit and cigars & talk. And presently the landlady came up. A fat, familiar, romping, [words crossed out] improper sort of woman, sitting on men’s knees and chattering. We were here for two hours, I saying not much, eating almost for the most part; then away, glad to do it. Supped at the Fulton, then to New York, and Vesey Street. A pleasant evening at [Charles] Damoreau’s. His wife [Beatrice Damoreau] had decorated the room with immorteles and greenery, produced oyster stew, tureen pill, and all sorts of festivities, the which we were scarce able to do justice too. Charley is [words crossed out] leading a better, more truthful life now, than ever yet. Left at 11 1/2 Waud having gone a little before. In how many houses in old England shall I be kindly remembered to day? In one I know, my dear Mothers [Naomi Butler Gunn] eyes will moisten when they drink my health after dinner. (I hope Sam [Gunn] and his Wife [Minnie Gunn] are with them!) And perhaps in kindly Chacombe. And George Bolton may think of me, silently. And — Mary Bilton may yet remember many things identifying me with dead and gone Christmasses; and wonder what part of the World holds me, now. Well! God bless all! [William] Barth will think of me in icy little Mackinac, — even as I think of him. And [William] Boutcher, in Ninevah. Real friends [word crossed out] both.

26. Monday. To [William] Levisons. A solitary day, drawing hard, no visitors at all. Commenced a letter to [George M.] Swan in the evening.

27. Tuesday. Down town after breakfasting to Wells & Webb’s, to get blocks. There, meeting Brightly he told me how the huge newly built clipper ship the Great Republic was on

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1853-12-25

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Christmas
19th century


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