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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 232, December 29-31, 1853

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Identifier: DX04217299

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 232, December 29-31, 1853

Description: Describes spending New Year's Eve with Alfred Waud and Charles Damoreau.


cuts. Snow lying thick enough for sleighing down Broadway, bells jingling, huge omnibi-sleighs, curricle-sleighs, boxes on a slids, all such of ice-vehicular contrivances. Very cheery, healthy looking sight. Back to room, [Frank] Hillard called, stayed awhile. Evening [Charles] Damoreau came. I wrote letter to [George M.] Swan.

30. Friday. Down town to Express Office, with parcel, containing cuts for Swan. Snow falling thick and fast, jangle of sleigh bells, and slippery pavement. Dined at Gosling’s, calls, Wells & Webbs, [Edwin] Weeds &c. Returning to room; with [Alfred] Waud to the Art Union Room, up town, snow flakes thicker and faster than before, whitening us all over. Looking at the prints for an hour or two, then returning through the snow to my room. Supped there, cooking ham slices at stove, and in-doors during the evening.

31. Saturday. Drawing. Down town twice, to Picayune Office. Weed’s &c, Wells & Webb. Evening Damoreau coming for me & Waud, to his house, there to a pleasant unpre-meditated evening, tods and talks. Thus saw the old year die; and half an hour after parted with Waud at Broadway, and through the fast-falling snow and icy-streets to my room. Such folk as were about, were all shouting and jubilant, in honor of the New Year. I feel more regret for the old than [words crossed out] anticipation about the New. It’s a solemn time, passing these [word crossed out] mile-stones on the road to Eternity. God pardon all of us!


Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-12-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
New Year


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