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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 231, May 29-30, 1860

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Identifier: DX03004896

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 231, May 29-30, 1860

Description: Describes a letter from Bob Gun, written in Havana.

Transcription:

216

A Letter from Bob Gun

it in the afternoon, found [A.F.] Banks in the office talking with [Henry] Addey. Went to bed, headachy, at about 9 and read for an hour or two.

30. Wednesday. A nine-and-a-half page letter from Bob Gun, at Havana, enclosing two for posting to England. Those sent to [Arthur] Ledger, re-mailed by [Frank] Cahill to Cuba, have not reached their intended destination. They were four in number containing letters for his father and mother, “[Adelle] St Orme,” Sutherland, McCullough, Syme and various others, written and without New York. As those to Ledger cont “contained important enclosures,” Gun requests Cahill to inquire after the batch at the New York P.O. He expects to return during the summer,” is going to leave Havana in a few days” but for what place he has not yet determined. The Havana papers were full of the fight [Heenan v. Sayers] for the championship, and there was considerable betting on the result. Bob Gun, “the only [Thomas] Sayers man in Havana,” backed that hero and is prepared to do so again. He “has kept entirely away from women and judging from his case it is a mistake that the passions are increased by a warm climate.” He alludes to the advertisements addressed to

coverage:New York, New York, Cliff Street; Franklin Square; Pearl Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-05-29

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Boxing

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