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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 103, December 11-13, 1852

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Identifier: DX01223787

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 103, December 11-13, 1852

Description: Mentions going to ''The Shades'' with Charley Brown for a drink.


Dillon [Mapother] & his friend came, and fell to work correcting a huge Map of Detroit, [Henry] Hart has been getting out. Thus till 11, I at work hard too. A mild debauch of ale &c, then they left, I to bed at midnight.

12. Sunday. Working all day long. Oh weary, weary day. Sky blue and fresh and cold outside — to be pent in, with aching head, and weary eyes, hard on that inevitable, must-be-done block. At 11, downstairs, found Charley Brown, [Alfred] Swinton & [Alfred] Waud, the two latter working, former talking, as wont. At his suggestion adjourned to the “Shades” to “nog ourselves.” Talk and ale there. I abed by 12, half blind and wholly sick. Block finished!

13. Monday. Dillon Mapother came; left him the room, after doing chores & lighting fire. Downtown, to Picayune Office, thence to [Edwin A.] Weed, with block. Returning with Field, whom I met there, parted at Fulton Street. To Picayune & Lantern Offices. Crowd of folks at the latter place. [John] Brougham off to Philadelphia. / “Allie Vernon” came, flirting with her &c complimenting & small practicalities. Left, and to Office by 2. Dillon left for diner, returning again at 3 or so, and working on till 5, when

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-12-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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