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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 49, February 10-11, 1860

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Identifier: DX02858685

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 49, February 10-11, 1860

Description: Describes drinking with Frank Cahill and Bob Gun.


[Bob] Gun and [Frank] Cahill drunk.

night from the opera. I stood up in one or two dances, talked with Jim [Parton] and left at about 1, half an hour before they broke up.

11. Saturday. Down-town in the afternoon to "Courier" Office. Evening, drawing, Cahill and [James] Morris with me. By 10, Bob Gun came up, very absurdly drunk, tumbling hither and thither, sitting down on a box, talking confusedly about Bannockburn, the damage occurring to the "Picayune" subscription list from Helpers "Impending Crisis," and much more, in an indescribably ludicrous manner. He, being troubled with a fit of hiccupping, tried counting numbers to cure it, every minute breaking out into comment or digression. Withal he smiled "and still he smiled" in amiable idiocy. Persisting in inviting me to come out and drink, we compromised the matter by sending Cahill out for ale. Now he, Cahill, was rather intoxicated already, and pending the filling of two half-gallon demi-johns he drank sundry whiskey-skins, presently returning only less inebriated than Bob Gun. And up to 1 A.M or later, there was nothing but ale-bibbing, chorus singing and absurdity, which, having finished my drawing, I didn't object to. [N.G.] Shepherd came up too. For the last two or three nights he has

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-02-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
19th century
Drinking of alcoholic beverages


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