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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 51, December 27-29, 1851

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Identifier: DX01074386

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 3, page 51, December 27-29, 1851

Description: Mentions seeing a production of Oliver Twist.


new drawing for Reveille took it there, and it was accepted. Traveller Office some time. [John N.] Genins &c. Post Office. Afternoon down town again. Had a stew at Van Name and Bush’s, then to Burtons theatre to see Oliver Twist, thereto suggested by a little actress who boards here at Mrs Leave [48 Franklin St.]. Fanny Wallack or Mrs Moorhouse played Nancy. [words crossed out] Returned at midnight, met Mrs Havard on the staircase, who was very particular in enquiring as to the effect of her voice on the stage. She had but two sentences to say in it, being a beginner; But to make up she acts all day long in private life. [words crossed out]

28. Sunday. In doors all day. Very unwell / Weak &c. diarrhea. Davis called and stayed all the afternoon. Writing the last five pages or so, having let all get in arrear. Wait do so again if I can help it.

29th. Monday. To Reveille Office, thence after getting “Big Abel and Little Manhattan” to Engraver Avery’s. [words crossed out] Thence to Traveler, Lockingtons &c. To the Post Office, back to Reveille Office. Return to Franklin Street and dinner. An unnaturally warm day, fire being scarce requirable. Dozed in the afternoon

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-12-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Actors
19th century


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