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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 43, September 16-18, 1852

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Identifier: DX01198700

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 43, September 16-18, 1852

Description: Mentions having dinner with Alfred Waud and Davis.


[words crossed out]! Return. Met Anderson junior, Fred. A bit of a walk with [Alfred] Swinton. To room — drawing. [Alfred] Waud & Davis came. Supped at Goslings together. They at my room after, Waud writing from my dictation to the [words crossed out] “Life in Boston,” anent the [Frederick] Gleason correspondence; we thinking of publishing those letters in’t. Drawing on wood till 11.

17. Friday. Down town to Sachem Office. Two hours or so there, [Thomas] Picton, Mount, [John V.] Wren & the usual crowd about, punning, joking & revilement, as usual ending in triple imbibition. [James P.] Nagle met us, & assisted at the oblation. Got daguerrotypes of Wren & Picton for transferment to wood. Dined; to Post Office & woodpeckers. To Lantern Office. Swinton there. Row with [Thomas] Powell. [John] Brougham present. Ignored Powell’s existence & talked to Brougham. To [James P.] Neagle & other calls. Returnned to room at about 5. Waud & Davis came. Supped at Van Name & Bush’s with them. Returned & to bed. Dismal night, excessive diarrhea.

18. Saturday. Sachem Office once, twice and thrice, with intermediate visits to Randall, the Lantern & Reveille Offices. Finally found Picton — rather owlishly drunken, — two or three others & a young woman who called him “Thomas.” Got Reveille money. Previously had delivered to

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-09-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Drinking of alcoholic beverages


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