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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 15, November 23, 1850

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Identifier: DX09748915

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 15, November 23, 1850

Description: Discusses visiting Warren Butler and his family with Charles Brown and Alfred Waud.


is still staying. Young Fred Anderson also called wishing me to work at the Office on the morrow. Evening entertaining [Dillon] Mapother, brandy &c.

24 Sunday. Long walk with Alf [Waud] up to 35 street along the river side, healthy, breezy, glorious morning, happiness and exhilaration. Fire in stove for the first time on return. [Warren] Butler and his child Joline came, and Mapother. I at work, the rest imbibing. In the evening alone with Alf, (God bless him!) till Mr [Joseph] Greatbatch and Fred [Greatbatch] came, and remained the evening. And now ‘tis past midnight, I have finished the drawing for Charley [Brown], who has just returned from up-town and his lady-love [Lotty Kidder], and is fumigating and conversing with Alf. I have just scored up last week, omitting a thousand and one things which I am unwilling to lose, but have no jot of time to put down. A busy time is it, and a weary one.

25. Monday. Work at the Office on the perspective. Charley called, apropos of a printing job for [Charles F.] Anderson. He out all day, almost. Evening with Charley and Alf to Butlers. Butler, his wife [Margaret Butler], mother and wife there; snug room with fireplace, not stove. Looking over prints, imbibing brandy and water, fumigating, talking of books, of nationality, of Englishmen, of Yankees and Patlanders. The latter much vilified, spite of my antagonstic declamation. Natheless I exposed the cant and injustice of it. Songs singing, and at about midnight we left. Charley singing at, almost pitch of his voice

“Marlbrook se vat-en guerre

Mironton, mironton mirontaine”

Alf upsetting every tub and dust barrel on the side walks, and shouting. Pulled down big tin sign nigh to domicile, then to bed

26. Tuesday. Office all day and again at night till 10. Charley

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1850-11-23

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Books and reading


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