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

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Identifier: DX02860197

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 51, February 12-13, 1860

Description: Mentions a party at his boarding house and a talk with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast.

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Miscellaneous.

I turned out with Rondell, had some ale at the "Optimus" and then we parted. Evening to [E.H.] Chapin's, the Edwards' pew. All the girls [Eliza, Matty, and Sally Edwards] came, with Jack [Edwards], [Thomas] Nast and [Charles] Honeywell. I left them (or rather Jack and Eliza, with whom I had walked homewards) at [132] Bleecker Street and pretty soon betook myself to bed, with a bad headache, which wasn't improved by Bob Gun, [Frank] Cahill, Billington and [N.G.] Shepherd's proceedings in the adjoining room. The two first were very drunk; they had all been playing cards in [Arthur] Ledger's room during the evening. They answering my remonstrance in pounding on the wall by doing the like with increased diabolic uproar, I was exasperated into a descent on 'em, which presently induced quiet. Didn't sleep till daylight.

13. Monday. Writing &c. Down-town to P.O. "Courier," &c. Passed Grace and Nelly [Eldredge], anon Matty and Sally in Broadway, not observing the latter, of which I was reminded by 'em in the evening. [Jesse] Haney came to supper. Joined him at Edwards in an hour or two. The girls and Jack present, anon Nast. (Mr. and Mrs E. [George and Sarah Edwards] at the theatre.) Talk, chaff and fun. Got into a long confidential talk with Sally about Nast, to his intense misery and, I judge, jealousy. He might have

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: Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Boardinghouses--New York (State)--New York--19th century
Diaries

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