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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 39, June 16, 1860

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Identifier: DX02692595

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 39, June 16, 1860

Description: Describes a parade of the Japanese embassy in New York.



“The Japs” in New York.”

strike and the certainty of “Momus” coming to grief incontinently, if [Henry] Addey don’t succeed in getting a partner. To 745 [Broadway]. Up on the roof with [Jesse] Haney and the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards], dressed in all their best. Jack [Edwards] there, anon others, papa [George] Edwards, [Charles] Honeywell, [Carl] Knudsen, a young brother to pretty Miss [Josie] Brown (who has gone to Europe) Mr Williston and more. Two hours of looking on. The Japanese by no means handsome or imposing personages, the three chief personages looking neither to the right nor the left, maintaining their oriental dignity, the inferiors in station livelier. Over by 6; down stairs in basement, visitors supped and left, then we supped en famille. Talk after. Sally sick and headachey; talking half-confidentially with her. Proposition to go out to see the illuminations; Haney, who had been letting Eliza do what she liked with him, of course ‘squired her, Sally’s headache absolved her from going, so I had charge of Matty. The two had twenty minutes’ start of us, owing to Matty’s going upstairs to change slippers for boots, during which delay I talked with Sally at the street-door. Through the crowd — not such a dense one as on the cable celebration, when I had the same companion — to the Metropolitan Hotel, which was decorated with flags and lanterns. Was recog-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-06-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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