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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 158, May 25-30, 1858

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Identifier: DX03539891

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 158, May 25-30, 1858

Description: Regarding a burlesque written by C.D. Stuart and Fitz James O'Brien.


[hus]band, [Mrs. Pounden] thinks him [Mr. Pounden] rather an agreable man than othersise, and fancies that his odious attempts at jocularity — chiefly consisting in dreary lying — are very clever. Tacitly everybody shuns the man. She is older than he, and probably she rules him — 'tis a pity she can't do it more thoroughly.

I saw little Miss [Nina] Brooks one day last week, for five minutes. She called on her brother, and, I thought, looked rather sick.

26. Wednesday. In doors all the drenching day. Chores, phonography, letter to Dillon Mapother. [Bob] Gun playing cribbage with [Jesse] Haney at night, he a little boozy. [Frank] Cahill with [Henry] Clapp at Wallacks to see a new burlesque by [C.D.] Stuart, [Fitz James] O'Brien and another. It was produced last night, not a success. Haney & Clapp called for the authors but the less interested audience requested them to "Dry up!" So a scene with three stuffed figures, prepared for the occasion, wasn't available!!

27. Thursday. Round to [George] Arnold's for half an hour. Cahill there. Rain all day sans intermission. Phonography. Letters to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Naomi [Gunn].

28. Friday. A dubious day clearing up into sunshine. Down town; Frank Leslie's &c &c. Return. Phonography at night. I feel illish and have just been sick in the English sense. Cahill determined on total abstinence or nearly so, penitent and grave. Anecote told by him of the recent "drunk." He and Gun are in "the Store." Barman, to the latter. "Are you looking for your friend Sir? He is under the table!" Gun reels round and tumbles on top of him.

29. Saturday. To Harper's. [John] Bonner back. To Leslie's, Pic Office &c. Phonography. Sick, to bed by 7 1/2.

30. Sunday. With Haney, Cahill & Gun to Hoboken. There

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1858-05-25

Type(s): Diary

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

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


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