Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page sixty-four

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Identifier: DX02870036

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 64, February 15, 1860

Description: Describes drinking with others at his boarding house in celebration of his birthday.

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Drunken Doings.

[dan]cing over [George] Boweryem’s head, when [James] Morris was quite willing to do it, but Rondel and I prevented them. Then [Arthur] Ledger proposed visiting Mrs. [Susan] Boley and Miss [Sarah] Maguire, to which Morris accorded an equally ready assent. Finally they descended to Boweryem’s room, and Morris brought in half-a-glassful of whiskey, hospitably pressing him to drink. The little man took the irruption very well, even though Morris (at Ledger’s suggestion again) spilled the liquor over his bed-clothes. Meantime I and Rondel remained up-stairs leaning over the banisters and laughing consumedly till Kinnie’s voice, mildly inquiring “if there was to be any more of that noise around,” sent us, conscience-stricken to our rooms and to bed, where I laughed till my anatomy ached at the recollection of Morris’ demeanor. It seems that on quitting Boweryem’s apartment Ledger pounded on Kinnie’s door, having stuck Morris against it and then escaped into his own room, to [Frank] Cahill. Kinnie appearing, ventured a remonstrance when Morris, in the dark requested him in the most amiable manner “to be d____d,” upon which the long and long-suffering doctor slammed the door upon him. Subsequently Ledger

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

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