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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 90, April 17, 1852

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Identifier: DX01123579

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 90, April 17, 1852

Description: Describes a meeting of the Lantern Club.


with [John] Brougham and [Frank] Bellew to Lispenard Street, the [Lantern] Club. Some half dozen assembled, whom I had met before there. The others, [Fitz James] O’Brien &c arrived, the Secretary read over the minutes of last meeting, took money & (I paying 62 1/2 /100 for Constitution &c Bye laws) Then dinner was served, and in good style. Roast sirloin & boiled mutton & accessories [accessories]. That being over with success, fumigation & imbibition. The Club proceeded to customary fooling, each member finable if denominating any member out of his luminous name. [John] Brougham as president was Great Wick — the Vice, lesser Wick — the dinner committee “Honorable Grubs”, and the rest Bulls eye, Blazes, Rocket, Torch Camphine &c, and the like. They tried [Fitz James] O’Brien with much mock formality

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-04-17

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Food


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