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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 195, May 3, 1860

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Identifier: DX02984006

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 195, May 3, 1860

Description: Describes seeing a bear show put on by ''Grizzly'' Adams.



"Grizzly Adams" and his Bears.

show, where were a dozen or so of the animals, of various sizes, from the immense "grizzly" of the Rocky Mountains, to small-piggy pig-proportioned ones, in a large circle, with a highly picturesque "California hunter and trapper," yclept old [John] Adams, as their exhibitor. He had a huge gray-grizzled beard, was dressed in a rough suit of home spun and a hat like a compromise between a sailor's sou-wester and a "Californian" wide awake. His left arm was in a sling, from the effects of a recent attack of one of his pets, a formidable-looking brute truly. The man went among the bears with a huge whip, made ‘em stand up and do antics. He talked very western, with a simplicity of accent quite naÏve and suggestive. It was a good show generally. Met Miss Anne Edwards and the man who will change that name for her, if ever man do. Rather "cousin Feenixy" in appearance. To 745 [Broadway]. The girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards], Jack [Edwards] and [Carl] Knudsen, papa and mamma [George and Sarah] Edwards out at the theatre, seeing the "Colleen Brown," which the rest of the family "assisted" at, last night. Talking with Sally and anon Matty. To the Optimus with [Jesse] Haney subsequently. He has not

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-05-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress


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