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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 190, December 25, 1859

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Identifier: DX03167474

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 190, December 25, 1859

Description: Regarding a Christmas visit to the Edwards family.

Transcription:

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turned home to dinner. Mc Culloch the Pic foreman up. [Frank] Cahill hadn't been down to the office &c. Neither did he or "Daisy" as they affectedly call [N.G.] Shepherd, return till 6, when I found Cahill drunk at the supper table, talking inebriety. From him I gathered a confused account of their going round to [George] Arnold's, of Shepherd's being indignant at Arnold having dined, instead of waiting to accept his invitation of dining at Florence's, of a sort of fight between Shepherd and Cahill, involving the squeezing of the latter's throat "until he gurgled" and much more. Left Cahill, Billington, Mac Culloch and [Bob] Gun in the latters' room, all but the second more or less affected by liquor and went off to [E.H.] Chapin's. Supposed I should have the pew to myself, but presently in came Jack [Edwards], Sally [Edwards] and — [Thomas] Nast. A grand sermon. To the house with them. [Jesse] Haney, [Carl] Knudsen, [Charles] Honeywell, two silent Pillows there and the family, as also Miss Anne Edwards, returned from Virginia. Talk with her, with Matty [Edwards], bit of a spar with Sally, with Haney, with Mr and Mrs E [George and Sarah Edwards] and went away through the cold, windy, dull Christmas night loving the whole family, thinking of home, of Chacombe, of Hannah [Bennett]. Rest there heart! with blessed peace but much of longing.

Gun’s room was empty when I got back, so to bed.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-12-25

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Christmas
Diaries
Holidays
Boardinghouses
19th century

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