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turned home to dinner.  Mc Culloch the
Pic foreman up.   Cahill hadn t been down to the
office &c.          Neither did he or  Daisy  as they
affectedly call Shepherd, return till 6, when
I found Cahill drunk at the supper table,
talking inebriety.   From him I gathered a confused 
account of their going round to Arnold s, of Shep-
herd s being indignant at Arnold having dined, in-
stead of waiting to accept his invitation of dining
at Florence s, of a sort of fight between Shepherd
and Cahill, involving the squeezing of the latter s
throat  until he gurgled  and much more.     Left
Cahill, Billington, Mac Culloch and Gun in the
latters  room, all but the second more or less af-
fected by liquor and went off to Chapin s.  Sup-
posed I should have the pew to myself, but pre-
sently in came Jack, Sally and   Nast.       A
grand sermon.   To the house with them.  Haney,
Knudsen, Honeywell, two silent Pillows there and
the family, as also Miss Anne Edwards, retur-
ned from Virginia.    Talk with her, with Matty,
bit of a spar with Sally, with Haney, with Mr and 
Mrs E and went away through the cold, windy,
dull Christmas night loving the whole family, think-
ing of home, of Chacombe, of Hannah.      Rest
there heart! with blessed peace but much of longing.
  Gun s room was empty when I got back, so to
bed.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and ninety
Description:Regarding a Christmas visit to the Edwards family.
Date:1859-12-25
Subject:Arnold, George; Bennett, Hannah; Billington; Cahill, Frank; Christmas; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; McCulloch; Nast, Thomas; Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the antics of New York literary Bohemians, Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage, visits to the Edwards family, a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and other friends, letters from Frank Cahill and Bob Gun's mistresses, Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection, Charles Damoreau's return from Boston to live in New York, and attending the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.