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	  An Inevitable Conclusion.
speech was much cut into by our interruptions.
By 3 or so we adjourned to Ledger s room,
that is its tenant, Damoreau, Cahill, Sage
and a hack-driver, who had engaged to take
the latter to his Courtlandt Street hotel.    Much
chaffing of Charley, more claret and other
liquors.      Damoreau got into bed and fell
asleep, when Cahill burnt-corked his face hideous-
ly, while the rest sang derisive chorusses around
him; thus,
	 Here s a health to Dammy-row!
		Cork him down! cork him down!
	Here s a health to Dammy-row!
		Cork him down!
	Here s a health to Dammy-row!
	For he s drunk as David s sow
		Cork him down! cork him down!
			cork him down! 
When I got to bed the sunlight was flushing
the house-tops, Cahill and Ledger still drin-
king in the latter s apartment.
  15.  Thursday.  Roused by Bob Gun, who
came rushing up stairs having just arrived.
Going into Cahill s room he returned, pronoun-
cing him  drunk as a fool  and proceeded to
cork his face.    Up.   Recuperation and loafing.
A lovely day.   By 2 1/2 into carriage to go to the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and eight
Description:Describes a masked ball at his boarding house.
Date:1860-03-14
Subject:Boardinghouses; Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Sage (acquaintance); Songs
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Courtlandt Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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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.