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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 50, December 24-27, 1851

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Identifier: DX01073923

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 50, December 24-27, 1851

Description: Discusses the events of Christmas Day, 1851.


spend one as I’d wish. What a genial one it should be, and how well can I picture it! Ah me!

25. Thursday. Christmas Day, a blessing upon it. Sunny and cold, ice, snow and sleigh-bells every-where. Drew a little, then out. Met [Edwin] Forrest in Broadway, who acknowledged recognition by a most gracious wave of the hand as he entered the Theatre. Met Joe [Greatbatch], who invited me to his fathers [Joseph Greatbatch’s] that evening. Down town to the Traveler Office. Found two printers dining off potatoes & expecting Holbrook, who did’nt come. Stood some ale &c., talked awhile then left. Back to dinner, rather lonely. Scarce a soul to give seasonable greeting to me. Met [James P.] Nagle at the Carleton, and drank with him. Dined at about 4, then after an hour of or so to Mr Greatbatchs. There all the evening save for a walk with Joe to the Art Union Exhibition. Snowing hard —

26. Friday. Drawing hard all the morning Rebusses &c for Reveille. [William] Barth came. Lockington came in the afternoon. Down town with him. To Reveille. Got $1.50. To Traveler. Holbrook came in evening with third part of sum for astrological block from [C.W.] Roback.

27. Saturday. Having overnight made a

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1851-12-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Christmas


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