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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 167, December 17-18, 1860

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Identifier: DX01385552

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 167, December 17-18, 1860

Description: Regarding preparation for his departure to Charleston, South Carolina.



I Take Passage for Charleston.

see the anticipated Italian campaign in early spring. “Tommy” [Nast] will hardly return before summer. Apropos Matty [Edwards] asked me if I had ever heard or told her that Tommy was of German Jewish origin? the thing was new to me, but his features do not contradict though they hardly corrobborate it. All at hickory-nuts & talk. Tousey left quite early, [Jesse] Haney & I at 11 1/2. Previously to calling I had gone to [Edward] Dixon’s getting a letter of endorsement from him to [John] Bigelow. Felt ill, all day.

18. Tuesday. Chores. Down town by 12 1/2 meeting [Charles] Damoreau in Broadway, who said his wife [Beatrice Damoreau] was house-hunting in Brooklyn. We had a glass of ale together and parted at the “Post” office. Bigelow hadn’t come down, so after waiting awhile outside in the cool sunny street, I went to Haney’s office returning in half an hour to find my man. Talk final and interruptive. Thrice to bank, at last got $100 and took passage for Charleston; thence to Haney’s again, anon a lunch (at 4) at Crook and Duff’s & then to [William] Leslie’s. Thence up-town. Evening to 745 [Broadway]. The actors all at Haney’s, only the dear girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] present in the familiar basement, Mat sewing, Sally at the piano, which she quitted on my entrance, Eliza reading “Pickwick” by the fire.

coverage:New York, New York, 745 Broadway
coverage:Brooklyn, New York
coverage:Charleston, South Carolina

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-12-17

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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