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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 136, February 3, 1861

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Identifier: DX01487871

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 136, February 3, 1861

Description: Regarding attending a ''bachelor party.''

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126

A Bachelor Party.

[Lon]don News,” hence his [Russell Ramsay’s] wish to become intimate with me. Arrival of the letter from Jack Edwards spoke of on Page 106. Saw W. Waud, introduced Ramsay (really Buckstone) to him. In doors writing to the Evening Post till supper. Down stairs, talking with Marchant, [William] Waud, Ramsay and others. With Ramsay to and Marchant to the theatre, where W. Waud presently joined us. There till 10. Marchant remembered [Frank] Cahill, had known him when he lived with his cousin [Charles] Seymour, remembered seeing him very drunk in a Houston Street tavern. Marchant knew [Fitz James] O’Brien, too, spoke of the Irishman’s lik licking by Captain Farnham the Nicaraguan at the New York Hotel. At 10 I followed W. Waud to the bachelors’ lodgings where we found all of them, with Spear the watchmaker and remained till midnight, drinking old Bourbon, smoking cigars and talking politics. As it chanced none present were Southerners, Spear being a Jerseyman and Avery (one of [George] Babbage’s chums and a pleasant fellow) either that or a New Yorker. We stayed till midnight, I talking principally with Jouane on French novels and literature in addition to the one topic.

coverage:Charleston, South Carolina

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1861-02-03

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Books and reading
Diaries
Journalists
Charleston (S.C.)
Civil War, 1861-1865
Bohemians

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