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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 188, December 24-25, 1859

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Identifier: DX03165882

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 188, December 24-25, 1859

Description: Describes taking a walk with Bob Gun on Christmas morning.

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regular "howling-bags." He [Fitz James O'Brien] saw me well enough, but I wasn't going to speak first, had best indeed not affect civility to him anyhow, my instincts were always against it. He was on duty, I guess as a cloqueur. Round to [132] Bleecker again, Bob Gun's room. Billington, [Frank] Cahill. A bottle of whiskey. I upstairs awhile, rejoined them. Talk, tods, Billington drunk, Cahill ditto, Bob Gun moderately affected, T.B.G not at all, or at least not a jot more so than was good for him. Songs. Mrs [Susan] Boley, Kettle and one Munroe up. Billington to bed, sick. I left at 2, read awhile and to bed.

25. Sunday. Not up very early, but got Bob Gun out for a walk. He had been drinking this morning and wasn't sober, neither were [N.G.] Shepherd or Cahill, whom we left in Bob Gun's room. I wanted to get him off to prevent his indulging in a day's debauch. Unluckily he would uncork a fresh bottle of whiskey, the third purveyed since last night, leaving it to the two who stayed behind, with the usual consequences. Off for a good long walk, dropping in at [Jesse] Haney's by the way for half an hour. Up to 50th street or so. Being like Peachem "sleaky in his liquor" Gun began to inform me who [Arthur] Ledger is, the intelligence being not uncurious. The man is a London detective, here on professional business, involving the arrest

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-12-24

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Christmas
Detectives
Diaries
Holidays
Boardinghouses
19th century
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)

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