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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 116, December 27-28, 1852

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Identifier: DX01230224

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 116, December 27-28, 1852

Description: Describes the morning of his departure for Niagara Falls.

Transcription:

the sudden demise of a rat-catchers daughter, and the untimely fate of an admirer of hers, the which ended thus

“So he cut his throat with a piece of glass

And stabbed his donkey arter!

And the donkey & poor lilly-vite-Sand

Died for love of the rat-catcher’s daughter!”

Back to Erfords & more tods, until nigh upon. . . .

28. Tuesday . . . .1 o’clock. Great and uproarous chaffing anent Kelly’s stalactic English hat, the which he took in good part. Feignings to sit upon it, legends related of men having been slain by hats of European make having been hurled at them & a thousand other mirthful conceits. Back to room Kelly leaving us. I to bed, leaving Dillon [Mapother] on the Sofa, and [Alfred] Waud on two chairs, [Alfred] Swinton working away engraving with intent to keep on all night. Was rapped up by Murtagh at 5, dressed, down stairs and in an hour & a half’s time turned out with Dillon into a raw, wretched, dank, ghostly-misty morning. To the North River, and across a river of mist to the Jersey City Depot. Shook hands with Dillon &

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1852-12-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress
Diaries
Railroads
Songs
Travel
Hats
Drinking of alcoholic beverages

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