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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 178, April 1-3, 1853

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Identifier: DX09132422

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 178, April 1-3, 1853

Description: Mentions that the Lantern is near collapse.


April /

[1. Friday through 2. Saturday] Drawing in-doors, with journeys down town day times. Evenings at the Gymnasium, which I, with [Alfred] Waud, have joined. A letter from home. Different calls, Horton, and an employee of Stringer & Townsend with jobs to do. Alfred Brown at Gymnasium Friday night. His brother [Albert Brown] & [Joseph H.] Brightly with us on Saturday.

3. Sunday. [Charles] Welden came, and anon Alfred Brown & his brother. Off together to an unknown eastern part of the town, there to drink much lauded ale, and lunch impromptu, in a small tavern parlour, full of smoke and men. Thither came [James P.] Neagle & others. Left, & parting with the Browns, I went on with Welden. Talk how the “Lantern” was near extinguishment, and how another [Fitz James] O’Brien edited one was projected. Destined to prove a miserable fizzle Called at the Saint Charles &c. Welden went home to dine, I joining him in the afternoon, there tarrying till 8, himself, wife, and a certain Yankee young wife there. Welden had to go to the Times at 6, I stayed awhile, then left, to room for a few minutes, then to Beach Street. Found Mrs K [Rebecca Kidder], Lotty [Kidder], [Moses] Morse and some four or five of both sexes There tarried till 11, time passing pleasantly, talk, eating nuts, Lotty’s singing, & moderate ale imbibition. Rainy night.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-04-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Food
Publishers and publishing
Bars (Drinking establishments)


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