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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 121, December 15-22, 1856

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Identifier: DX03723934

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 121, December 15-22, 1856

Description: Comments on the European.

Transcription:

[Ita]lian experience in revolution; and how he [Hugh Forbes], [Giuseppe] Garibaldi, Ugo Bassi, Ciceroacchio and the remnant of the Italian patriots fared in their retreat from San Marino, in the attempt to escape by sea to Venice, which was then blockaded. He, (Forbes) got captured, and spent some time in an Austrian prison. He has sons in Italy. / We have many Canadian exchanges, which I look over. Many of the first members of the “European,” which, it appears, were mailed to members of Parliament &c in England have been returned by the Post Office, with the official “Refused” as reason. I had to ask for my pay, on Tuesday, when it was punctually cashed up for by a person who appears to act as general treasurer. Went to Wallacks one night and [Frank] Bellew’s another. Writing the rest of the evenings, Saturday a drenching day.

21. Sunday. In doors till evening; then, in company with [Jesse] Haney to the Edwardses [745 Broadway].

22. Monday. Office. In the afternoon to Brooklyn. The day a very cold, but exhilarating one, Broadway unusually crowded with folks making their Christmas purchases. As it drew towards sunset, a snow storm set in continuing during my stay at [James] Parton’s and through the night. All as wont in Oxford Street. [Oliver] Dyer came during the evening. I played whist with Parton and the girls [Ellen and Grace Eldredge]. Returning at 11, through the thick, fast falling snow, over the Battle ground (Fort Green) and to New York.

Rights: NoC-US

Place: Italy

Dates: 1856-12-20

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Newspapers
1815-1870
Christmas
Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Holidays

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