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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 41, December 22-26, 1857

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Identifier: DX03435516

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 41, December 22-26, 1857

Description: Describes the events of Christmas Day, including a visit to James Parton and his family.


Left at midnight or thereabouts.

23. Wednesday. Writing till 4. P.M. Then down town. [George] Arnold up in [Jesse] Haney's room at night.

24. Thursday. Called at Greene Street to learn whether a letter I left, from Boston, contained any news worth having. Found Mrs [Nelly] Sexton and Selina [Jewell]. Alf [Waud] just able to rub along — that's all. To [Frank] Leslie's with article. Sol [Eytinge] and Doesticks [Mortimer Thomson] there. The Pic Office &c. Returned up town. Sol and [John A.] Wood looked in. Called in at [George] Edwards’at night.

25. Friday. Found a silver pen-and-pencil-case and gold pen, and a neckerchief on my table, neatly enveloped, as gifts from "an obliged friend." (Mrs Church.) Down town to the Astor, where I had promised overnight, to call on a Mr [Edward] Serrell, who wished to accompany me to [James] Parton's. He was busy so I went alone. Stayed till 5: folks a little used up, from an over-night's childs party. Turned out then and walked to Thomson's on my way back, to deliver a note from Parton. It was a cold, dull day, overcast with tomorrow's snow, not a ray of sunlight from early morning, and the wind blowing searchingly down the streets. I thought of many past Christmas days and of my look out in life —— "Doesticks" came up from his dinner in a gorgeous red dressing gown; wanted me to join his family. I took the cars, crossed the ferry and took omnibus to the Edwards'. [Frank] Cahill, Haney and all the folks there. Kind folks, but, with me, a slow evening.

26. Saturday. Snowing steadily and slowly all day. Indoors. Going out for my morning's paper met Wood who spoke of Sol Eytinge, declaring it his opinin that Sol was "most

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-12-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Christmas
Clothing and dress


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