Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page forty-one

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Identifier: DX02852641

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 41, February 3-4, 1860

Description: Describes Arthur Ledger.

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[Arthur] Ledger.

[William Waud self]ishly ran away from her — she a mother, too.

4. Saturday. Hither and thither, to [Frank] Bellews, lost my dinner, down-town, to “Courier,” “Pic” office &c. Tired out at night. Whist-party in Ledger’s room. Mrs. [Susan] Boley, Miss [Sarah] Maguire, Billington, Bob Gun, [Frank] Cahill and anon [James] Morris. I sat up for an hour subsequent with Ledger, he talking autobiographically. He is a shortish rather than middle-sized man, trimly dressed in solid-looking clothes, dark-colored ones, no shirt collar visible. Very reddish faced, inclining to bald-ness, his hair darkish, wearing a shortish beard and moustache. Not good-looking, inclining indeed perhaps to ugliness, though of no pronounced character. The flesh surrounding his eyes is protuberant, the eyes themselves have a trick of displaying their whites, which in conjunction with their scarlet surroundings, produce the effect denominated by Cahill “a revolving-light”-house aspect. A curt, blunt, gross-speaking, gross sharp-thinking man, ordinarily straight-forward in expressing his opinions on little things, but quietly alert, wily and watchful. Fundamentally English, even to naivete, which contrasts oddly with his vocation. The man is really high in authority as a London detective, considerably above the Fields, “Buckets” and such. I judge him to be perfectly unscrupulous as to means to

Item: Diary

Rights: Public Domain (no known copyright)

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Dates: 1860

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress
Detectives
Diaries

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