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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 232, May 30, 1860

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Identifier: DX03005671

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 232, May 30, 1860

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



In Havana.

“[Arthur] Ledger” in the “Herald” from “Constant,” the last one stating that she “has received the long-looked-for, welcome letter and, if true, expected to see him soon.” (These last advertisements emanated from a German woman, who had been mistress to some rogue, who was hunted down by Ledger, — the woman he took to Greenwood, as heretofore chronicled. [Frank] Cahill has visited her since Ledger’s departure.) Bob Gun has “had the (?) fever slightly,” the unhealthy season is about commencing, the yellow fever is beginning to show itself, and he instances cases. He regrets that the bogus account of the fight [Heenan v. Sayers] published wasn’t of Ledger’s and my originating. (It netted a good deal of money.) He describes the abortive fight between two dogs and a panther, when the dogs wouldn’t attack the wild beast, but fit one another “like fury,” the panther “looking on and evidently enjoying the fun,” and an equally unsatisfactory contest between a hyena and a dog in which wherein the latter proved a thorough craven, doing nothing but p___ing and barking! He has witnessed a bull-fight in which 7 bulls and 2 horses were killed and one man hurt in the head, being run over by a bull. He has risen at 5 for upwards of ten mornings to witness the

coverage:Havana, Cuba

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-05-30

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Dogs
Yellow fever


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