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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 61, December 25-27, 1858

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Identifier: DX03249966

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 61, December 25-27, 1858

Description: Describes attending the Edwards family's Christmas party and a letter received from Alf Waud.


it up till 1, devoted an hour over to a tranquil smoke in the basement — that is papa [George] Edwards, [William] Rogers, [Frank] Cahill, [Jesse] Haney and I — then the three last tramped homewards. Heigho! feast to-day — funeral yesterday!

"The dead to the bier;

The living to good cheer!"

and poor little Chips [Anna Thomson] lying cold in Greenwood. I thought of her amidst the festivities, as, I doubt not, did others. God love her to all eternity and all of us! Amen!

26. Sunday. Writing [Oliver Wendell] Holmes' lecture. Haney over to Hampden St. Went to [E.H.] Chapin's for half an hour or so; looked in at [George] Arnold's returning. Found his brother [Jack Arnold] "Dr Smith" (of the Yatman duel celebrity) there, [Jack] Sears, Baker an engraver, and a fifth person. Baker — brother to the Baker I knew when I gave drawing lessons to Morse — (he is now in California) was, on the morrow to sail for New Granada [Colombia], where he proposes to resume photographing. He was one of Harper's woodpeckers, went to South America during the hard times, and likes it.

27. Monday. A letter from Alf Waud with one for the Jewells. Alf writes in better spirits than heretofore, his prospects being brisker. Has got disgusted with [Frederick] Gleason and on the first of the year, at [Maturin] Ballou's solicitation, returns to him. "Fleece'em down on his huck" as to the non-success of the "Line of Battle-Ship" — the name of which, on its street sign, Alf and Hayes propose to alter,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-12-25

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Death


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