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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 115, December 27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01229728

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 115, December 27, 1852

Description: Describes a night out with Dillon Mapother, Kelly, Davis, Alfred Swinton, and Alfred Waud.


her. 6 o’clock, and I have reached the desk & am relieved. Off through rain to room. [Edwin A.] Weed came for blocks. Supped at Sweeneys, then to work prepartory, carpet bag &c arrangements. Dillon Mapother & Kelly came, send ‘em down stairs and work on till 8, then having finished join them in the lower room, where were [Alfred] Swinton & [Alfred] Waud hard at work. Writing words to cuts &c, greatly to the impatience of the energetic Celt Kelly. Much chaff thereon. Davis came. All adjoured to the Shades. On getting out into the rainy raw, dank night, behold a terrible lurid glare all over the eastern part of the city, evidently a great fire in Brooklyn. Two hours or so at the Shades. Ale tods, welch rarebits, chops, steaks, cigars and chaff. Then all out and through the mud and wet to the East River, rather uproarously. Arrived there, the motion of Kelly & [Alfred] Swinton, that we should incontinently cross to Brooklyn was over-ruled & standing on divers barrels at the end of a pier we note the waning & glowing of the fire in the dim, wet, misty night. And then Davis sang a song, a certain London low-life ditty anent

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-12-27

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Banks and banking
Drinking of alcoholic beverages


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