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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 49, December 22-24, 1851

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Identifier: DX01073460

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 49, December 22-24, 1851

Description: Discusses the events of Christmas Eve, 1851.


doors all day. Finished the Cazenovia Title on Stone. Holbrook came with block &c. At work on wood. for the Reveille all the evening.

23. Tuesday. Drawing on wood for both Traveller and Reveille when [William] Barth and Holbrook came, the former having fetched the latter from the Police Court where he had gone to testify to Hawkins respectability — he having cow-hided an Irishman. Barths birthday. Imbibition in moderation & lunch. Holbrook left, and at about 3, Barth did. Finished both drawings, and then down-town with them, to the Reveille Office, then to Lockingtons and then to the Traveller.

24 Wednesday. Called at Reveille Office. Got $2 1/2 for block. To Traveler. To Castle Garden, to Millers &c. Afternoon at the Traveler Office, Holbrook back to supper with me, then together through the snowy ice-cold streets to [John] Broughams Lyceum, where they played the Christmas Carol. [word crossed out] I shan’t forget the happy first reading of that exquisite book. A very poorly attended house, though the players were good. Oyster stew and a glass together at Shelleys afterwards, talk about the paper; Holbrook being about to reduce it both in size and price. Parted at midnight at Stewarts — and this was my Christmas Eve — Shall I ever

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-12-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Christmas
Castle Garden (New York, N.Y.)


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