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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 62, October 2-3, 1852

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Identifier: DX09081248

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 62, October 2-3, 1852

Description: Mentions going to see a panorama of Winfield Scott's Mexican campaigns.


Returned to room, there awhile, down town again at 5, at Sachem Office & Bunnells. Got paid for Picayune work. To Beekman Street & at [Warren] Butlers found him, [Alfred] Waud, Bogart [J.A. Bogert] &c included an excited dweller in the same building who had been engaged in a row that day with Scotch Lithographer [Thomas] Bonar, & was might indignant thereon. All sit together, imbibition. Proposed to Waud & Butler to go to the Panorama of [Winfield] Scott’s Mexican Campaigns, to which I had a ticket. All the rest agreed to go to, — some seven or so in all. To the place in Broadway, an hour too soon, drinks again, met [Augustus] Fay, — he joined the party. Oyster stews & billiards for some, then at 8 to the Panorama and my ticket piloted them all in. A tolerable well got up picture, though ill-managed as to the mechanical part. All out at 9, adjourned to tavern, suppers & ale. Parted in Broadway about midnight or later.

3. Sunday. Didn’t rise very early. At 1 out with [Alfred] Swinton & [Augustus] Fay to dine at “Clem’s” an adjacent Broadway eating house. Fay’s brother there, Waud coming in anon. After wards sherry at first in moderation, then in excess. Fay got off soon. Swinton taking the lead, a regular drinking bout followed, everybody getting more or less drunk — myself gravely so. The last impressions I have of the place are connected with Waud telling me in confidence about twenty successive times that

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-10-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Exhibitions
Drinking of alcoholic beverages


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