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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 239, May 20-21, 1859

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Identifier: DX03387617

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 239, May 20-21, 1859

Description: Describes attending Sally Edwards' 18th birthday party.

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by his [Mortimer Thomson's] position to assume that side. Nor has [Jesse] Haney been to the house (Fanny [Fern]'s) for three weeks since the row. Probably Fanny has lied about us to Mort in someway or other. 'Tis her instinct to do so. She must talk and try to make partisans and apart from her invariable habit of monstrous exaggeration, she would feel the weakness of her case and —— lie. Knowing what has occurred under our own cognizance about this, that and t'other, we may judge of the prodigious lying her books contain is setting forth what she assumes to be her own story. Enough of her for the present.

[Frank] Cahill was there, [Carl] Knudsen the Dane, young [Charles] Honeywell and a pretty young girl, a friend of Eliza [Edwards]'s. We played vingt-un, at what schoolboys call "eggs in the bush" (!) cross-writings and other innocent mirth, had a dance, music and supper, to which Haney had furnished a queer French-English carte, breaking up about 11.

21. Saturday. Drawing &c. Didn't go downtown in the afternoon to Pic Office in consequence of the rain, so round to Houston St. after supper, to get my money. Found a whole crowd in [George] Arnold's room, himself, [Jack] Sears, Bob Gun, Tracy, [Thad] Glover and another, all save Sears and the last-mentioned (a friend of his) just going "over the way" for drinks. Went with them. [Bob] Gun and Arnold were both rather drunk, having been on an irregular and miscella-

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-05-20

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Birthdays
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Diaries

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