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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 144, January 21-29, 1853

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Identifier: DX01244144

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 144, January 21-29, 1853

Description: Mentions seeing Dillon Mapother sail off to Ireland for his twenty-first birthday.


All the business however had been provoked by that asinine water-throwing.

22. Saturday. With [Alfred] Waud & [Alfred] Swinton to the Atlantic dock Street, where we saw Dillon [Mapother] off for England. He went out pleasantly enow, and the ship looked nobly. His cousin, a Mr Mapother there to see him off. It was a busy, bustling scene, — last glimpse I had of Dillon saw him off, top of the cabin [of the Pacific], waving his handkerchief. / I like him, — he’s a frank, warm-hearted generous-spirited fellow, and gentleman every inch of him. He goes back to his home [Ireland] there to pass his twenty-first birthday, anon to return hither to a hopeful and prosperous future. God speed him! / The rest of the day down town about Fulton Street, and over to Brooklyn. I wot not what in the evening, partly I think passed in doors, or down stairs with Waud and Charley Brown; which latter hath made an application to the legislature to transmute his name to that of Damoreau, Gallicising it for the anticipated bride [Beatrice Prideaux]’s sake. Waud incontinently corrupts it into “D__d rogue!”

23. Sunday. A dreary, slimy, rainy, in-doors day. Marvellously matagrabolized and owlish.

[24. Monday through 29. Saturday] All this work-o-day week has slipped by unrecorded during its

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-01-21

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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