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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 97, December 2-4, 1852

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Identifier: DX01220822

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 97, December 2-4, 1852

Description: Mentions receiving a letter from Edward Heylyn and an invitation to visit him for Christmas.


[Edward] Heylyn today, inviting me to visit him this Christmas. He frightfully humbugged by my last, containing the flams about our English acquaintances. Hath written home, communicating the tall tidings of Purdue. Now if Purdue ever happens to visit the paternal Heylyn’s won’t there be a small scene! I must disabuse Heylyn anent this item.

3. Friday. Drawing &c all the earlier part of the day; [Thomas] Picton called, with coat stained and a notable bruise on his forehead, having gotten into a muss overnight. Sate awhile, talked politics, of building & wood-blocks, bid me $15 for painting, abused England, Germans &c, had some brandy, gave me a cigar & left. Dressed, down town to Engravers, there awhile, then to Lantern Office, nobody there, then to room. Reading [Edgar Allan] Poe, out to Supper, returned; [Alfred] Waud came; at 9 out with him, [Alfred] Swinton, [Augustus] Fay & Van Vronken; billiard playing twixst Waud & Swinton; then I & Fay joined em. I haven’t played a game at it for full eight years, I think.

4. Saturday, a dismally wet & muddy one. Down town by 11, to Post Office & Engravers, got cuts, & to Bunnell & Price’s with them. Thence to “Lantern Office; Wells & Webbs & Sachem Office. Imbibition

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-12-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Billiards
Books and reading
Practical jokes


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