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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 233, May 30, 1860

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Identifier: DX03006446

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 233, May 30, 1860

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

Transcription:

218

[Jesse] Haney doesn’t see the Prize Fight.

garroting of five criminals, each time resulting in disappointment. He [Bob Gun] thinks Japan would be a good place to go to and wouldn’t be surprised if he acted on that idea, though he has no present intentions thitherwards. These with much miscellaneous matter, compromise the letter, which its writer bids me not answer till the receipt of another. Writing story all the morning, down-town after dinner. To Haney’s office. His attempt, in conjunction with Mort and Clif Thomson, [Fitz James] O’Brien, Thad Glover and [Edward] Mullen, the little “Vanity Fair” artist, to witness the fight that was prevented by the combatants missing each other, on one being arrested, proved a miserable business. A night-ride in Jersey, dreary tromping through wet woods and country, ascending and descending the Palisades, only with the result of coming up as a boy who had been pitted against another by the mob, in default of the men-brutes, was borne senseless from the ring. O’Brien got so used-up that he stayed behind. [Frank] Cahill in. Up-town. Writing till 9 1/2, then out to Edwards’, Cahill walking with me. He had expected to take Lizzy Woodworth [Woodward] to [Grizzly] Adams’ Bear-Show, but the night proving damp, she tacitly declined, never condescending to come and tell her determi-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-05-30

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Boxing
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Bears

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