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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 67, October 21-22, 1860

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Identifier: DX01328281

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 67, October 21-22, 1860

Description: Describes attending a ''Roman Catholic Fancy Fair.''



Roman Catholic Fancy Fair.

his wife. The latter had been married previously to her present husband’s brother, who is still alive. Very American. A vile muggy, muddy, drizzly night. Supped at [Jesse] Haney’s, then parting, I went to 745 [Broadway]. [Charles] Honeywell there and anon Mort Brown came from [E.H.] Chapin’s with Jack [Edwards], the family, including Ann [Edwards] as usual. Haney didn’t show up at all. Talked with Matty [Edwards] a little, Sally [Edwards] more; evening partly lively, with pauses. Wrote half a letter to [Frank] Bellew this morning.

22. Monday. Office. Sent back to my “dogs.” At the article hard till 7, then down-town to [New York World] Office again. Up again to report Roman Catholic fancy fair business where I met Webb of the Times and where innumerable Irish girls pestered us to “take chances” in all sorts of twenty-five and fifteen cent lottery-dodges, after the manner of the ginger-bread nut virgins of Greenwich Fair. Then to the Burton sale, there half an hour, then down town to Office again to write reports, returning within half an hour of midnight. Dog-tired and nervous. Mayers of our paper died yesterday morning. He was an English Jew, had lived in California Australia. He died of consumption and bronchitis; it was mentioned as I sat writing in the office at night. I had not seen him there for the last week or so.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-10-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Fairs


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