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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 207, September 2, 1860

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Identifier: DX02792549

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 207, September 2, 1860

Description: Describes a conversation with Eliza Edwards.



An Explanation with Eliza [Edwards].

come in at daybreak or later, very drunk, wanting [N.G.] Shepherd to go out and have a cocktail with him [Fitz James O’Brien]. Towards evening I saw him again, with Shepherd and two others, “hard-looking” men, one occupying O’Brien’s morning position, but dressed. “Fitz,” as Shepherd calls him, talked with Sir Mulberry Hawk-like accent and his hands were swollen and bruised. The little room was hot, in spite of the day’s lovely coolness, and it smelt of men. A suggestive picture of Sunday life among “fast” men.

Writing and phonography, in doors till evening. Being too early for [E.H.] Chapin’s (whose church opens today) called on [A.F.] Banks, saw him and Dolby (the first of whom has “sworn off” drinking till Christmas) then to church, subsequently to 745 [Broadway], [Jesse] Haney, [Mortimer] Brown and [Charles] Honeywell there, includin and the family, including Miss Ann [Edwards], George Edwards and wife [Harriet Edwards]. Sitting between Sally [Edwards] and Eliza, a great explanation was originated by the latter. She had overheard me speaking of her and Matty [Edwards] as American in construing and inventing offense, in venting little insolences and bits of injustice on myself, (it was during the walk on the evening of the day of Matty’s accident,) and Sally taxing her with inconsiderateness in what she said and did, and had introduced me as corobborating [sic] it. Eliza considered Americanism as involving

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-09-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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