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we all drank Haney s health a second time,
with six cheers and a tiger.     Speeches.    Fanny,
Mrs T. and co disappear up stairs, nor are seen
subsequently.    Girls, Ed. Wells, Honeywell &
the weaklings go up stairs, Parton, Haney, Mor-
ris, Knudsen (whom I ve omitted to mention before)
Papa Edwards, George Edwards Hayes, Nichols and
myself remaining to take a capital cigar.    Jim
was very happy and talked so.      A delicious
half-hour.      I had to sing
   Back and side go bare, go bare! 
to a rousing chorus, when repeated summonses
brought us up stairs, entering the room singing
   Here s a health to all good lasses! 
Performance of  God save the Queen!  by the
whole strength of the company, Eliza and I lea-
ding.      Subsequently  Hail Columbia!  but the
Americans weren t up in the words of their an-
them like the Britishers.       More dancing, quad-
rilling, lancing, Virginia reeling, schottischeing.
Left, with Morris at abut 2 1/2, a mild, dark
night, with the wind sharp at corners.    Found
a party just breaking up at our house, dancing
&c.                Now God bless all that Edwards
family, I pray!       I have a sort of fear that
this will be the culmination of our Christmas
doings, that some sad events may arise before
we see another, to prevent the same circle ever
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and ninety-five
Description:Describes the Edwards family's Christmas party.
Date:1859-12-26
Subject:Christmas; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nichols, Ned; Parton, James; Songs; Thomson, Sophy; Welles, Edward
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.