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	        More Drinking.
object which has exported little Nast
there.     They wanted Charley to make a speech
and, I think, sent for him.        He return-
ed subsequent to my going to bed, bringing
the amiable Brightly with him, both of
them inebriated.      Bellew, Glover and Ar-
nold made a conjoint speech of a generally
burlesque character, apropos of Gun s depar-
ture, of the  Picayune s  demise &c., inter-
rupting one another and taking up the thread
of the discourse, sometimes in the middle of
a sentence or word.         It was highly success-
ful.      We had  God save the Queen!  ef-
fectively;  Auld Lang Syne,  with extempo-
rized verses by Arnold, the  Marsellaise 
by Boweryem.     Bread and butter, Sardines
and cheese on the side-table.     Ledger laid
in three dozen of claret, plenty of sherry, of
brandy and whiskey.         I stuck to the claret
and went to bed quietly at 1.        I believe
both Arnold, Cahill, Bob Gun, Damoreau
and Brightly got drunk enough subsequently.
  14.  Wednesday.  Arnold asleep in Ledger s
room.     All together for an hour after breakfast.
Bob Gun, Cahill, George Arnold, Ledger and I.
Down town in the morning.      Evening, Our
Masked Ball.      Visits from Hayes, who sent round
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and two
Description:Describes a farewell party for Bob Gun before his trip to Cuba.
Date:1860-03-13
Subject:Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Boweryem, George; Brightly; Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Food; Glover, Thad; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes, Edward; Ledger, Arthur; Nast, Thomas; Songs
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
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.