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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 63, March 19, 1852

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Identifier: DX01105178

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 63, March 19, 1852

Description: Mentions a birthday party in Brooklyn he attended with Mrs. Dunsier.

Transcription:

to Brooklyn again, their to squire Mrs Dunsier to a sort of juvenile birth day party held at her mother in laws, in honor of the eldest little girl. Two grown girls were there also, one English born, the other a New Yorker. Neither pretty. One had animal spirits & noise the other naught but particular. Dunsier came, and Fagan. The former having brought a nigger violinist who fiddled while the folks danced. But the big ones prevented the little ones, and altogether twas a stupid noisy affair. Left about 11, the nigger playing tunes, and Fagan, found Dunsier, (who was toddyed) singing to em. Parted with them, and left Fagan at the Fulton hotel, returned to New York & bed.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-03-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Women
Music
African Americans
Birthdays
Children
Diaries

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