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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 162, February 12-13, 1861

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Identifier: DX01498796

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 162, February 12-13, 1861

Description: Describes a letter from Jesse Haney.

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[Charles] Damoreau’s Home in Jersey.

[John Nicho]las and [Thomas] Nast tilting at one another, Sally [Edwards] looking on.) “Nast says the “Illustrated London News” proposes his going South to sketch; so you may see him before many weeks; at present he is sick. The “N.Y. News” hasn’t paid him within several hundred dollars. He will draw for it; it has a new proprietor. x Jack [Edwards] is 21 tomorrow, x x soiree and two fiddles in consequence x x wish you were here x x young folks in new white tarletane dresses and look superb. x x x Went to see Damoreau at his house, two miles from the heart of Newark x x did hold discourse with his wife [Beatrice Damoreau], who proved a fearfully entertaining woman, strenuous and tall. Charley had been engaged in rescuing the coal and the wood, the family butter, &c., from the effects of a flood in the cellar, into which Mrs. D. had splashed before day-break. Charley was hospitable, artistic, literary, nicotian, but looked painfully married.” Rather so.

13. Wednesday. Round to Kynaston’s employers’ to buy whis Bourbon whiskey and cigars, then to telegraph Office, saw Beecher and sent off dispatch to New York, to the “Evening Post,” stating my intention of returning

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:Newark, New Jersey

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1861-02-12

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Birthdays
Clothing and dress
Diaries
Journalists
Charleston (S.C.)
Civil War, 1861-1865

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