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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 238, October 19-23, 1858

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Identifier: DX03602417

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 238, October 19-23, 1858

Description: Describes the fight between boxers John C. Heenan and John Morissey, which is causing a sensation.

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evening at the Edwards' with the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] and [Jesse] Haney.

20. Wednesday. Down town. To Frank Leslie's, saw [John A.] Wood. He's been to Canada of late to visit a brother. Sol Eytinge wanted to go to sketch the fight — for the so-called championship, between the Americo-Irish pugilists hight [John] Morrissey and [John C.] Heenan — which is making a great sensation Here — but Leslie wouldnt come down with $100 which he demanded for expenses. So little [Thomas] Nast went. [Mortimer] Thomson goes to report for the Tribune. Talking of [Frank] Cahill, Wood told how, one night, he being drunk and desirous to escape to "his girl" got out of Bob Gunns window on to the portico — a high and dangerous one! Hither and thither, returning to dinner. Chores and writing.

21. Thursday. Very busy. Mrs Eldredge, Jenny [Eldredge], Mrs Strong and two of her children arrived — the latter party don't stay here. Last night, went to Mrs Carpenter's — sister of Mrs [Catharine] Potter and Griffin — having a commision from the latter.

22. Friday. Wet. In-doors drawing all day. Subjects for Nic-nax.

23. Saturday. Down town calls. Met [Fitz James] O'Brien and anon Tom Picton with Raymond — not the Times editor but a friend of [Frank] Bellews. Hither and thither, Post-Office, tailors, and other places. Writing in the afternoon. Have just scored up the last twenty pages — or rather finished doing so, being on and off it for the last four days. Writing to Mrs Church at night. Found Gun in [William] Leslie's room by 11 and presently Cahill came. I presume he shared Gun's bed subsequently.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1858-10-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Artists
Boxing
Sports
Publishers and publishing
Diaries

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