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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 68, December 25-26, 1849

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Identifier: DX08693698

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 1, page 68, December 25-26, 1849

Description: Mentions singing songs on Christmas Day and Herr Sander's illness.


[line crossed out] / Evening, had, with [Bill] Collinson to fetch Hughie [Muir] away from the “candy-shop.” Then, made punch and a night of it. I led off a nacreauzing a song on all of em. Herr Sanders comes out jollily. Collinson singeth of Nelson, and sayeth of our German, “Aint he a Brick, Mr. Gunn, by — he’s a Brick !” (Our Oxford boot-man might sit for the portrait of the cobbler who tells Sam Weller his history, in the Flect prison.) Song and health and toast, till some ten or later, then to bed.

26. Wednesday. To New York. Warren Butlers and left blocks. Then back to Jersey. Deathly chilly day, air as cold as marble to the face — small icicles froze in my moustache — droll. Back. “Mose [among the Britishers]” I’ [in] the afternoon. Sanders with me — ill, breaking out on his face like measles. Don’t know whether I shant catch it. At evening Hughie bringeth his lady-love’s brother in for a half hour. He exits & Collinson and printer John Rankin come in. Smoke round stove and talk of England. Hughie and Collinson like good fellows give up bed to Herr Sanders and go to his cold room, whither I light them, and after putting everything available on the bed, boots, hat and carpet, I retire to diarize this and cover up Sanders, that he may perspire. He’s now asleep or there-anent, and I shall lay down pen, and get into my bed, to think of you my own dear distant girl [Mary Bilton]. By this time thou hast my letter

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1849-12-25

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century


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