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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 113, December 24-27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01228737

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 113, December 24-27, 1852

Description: Describes the events of Christmas Day.


at evening the engraving Seymour called. Dillon [Mapother] & Kelly came. Out with them, drinking at the Shades & “Live & Let live, till 11 or so.

25. Saturday. Being Christmas Day. Drawing till 12 or so, till Dillon came, anon Kelly. To Sweeney’s for dinner, thence to the Jersey City ferry with intent to go to Paterson, there to see the Falls. But on finding we could not return to town by that night, we ‘een walked to the Battery, and embarked for Staten Island. A three hours muddy, but not unpleasing ramble, then returned by the last boat. Supped at Sweeneys, then to my room awhile. Dillon reading aloud. [Charles] Brown came. To the Shades, and ale. Brown in my room anon, for half an hour.

26. Sunday. In doors all day till night, mostly drawing. Evening with [Alfred] Waud, in [Alfred] Swintons room. Dillon came. To the Shades with Waud, [Alfred] Swinton & Dillon, a rarebit & ale. Walked to the ferry with Dillon, & returned alone.

27. Monday. Down stairs town, at B & P’s [Bunnell and Price], Lantern Office, Post Office &c, hurrying about all day doing the hundred odd things always preluding a journey. Tired out. At 3, to the Chamber

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-12-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Christmas
Battery Park (New York, N.Y.)


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