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[reverse of handbill]

Look at the following extinguished list of Parties:
	Punch- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - CANASTER (fine old mild).
	Judy- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -VIRGINIA (leaf).
	Doctor- - - - - - - - - - - -- - - - -KILLIKINICK (medicated).
	Policeman- - - - - - - - - - - - - -LATAKIA (London Clubs).
	HANGMAN- - - - - - - - - - - - - ANDERSON (solace: fine cut).
					      [See Frank Leslie s Illustrated.

     Conscious that this won t seem quite enough for the money, the mana-
ger thinks of concluding with a
	           GRAND UNION TABLEAU.
     ALL the Stars and Stripes will be brought in beautifully.  Patriots
will like it.  You see if they don t.
		       WILL YOU COME?
	                                        
     xWe offer the following bets to the consideration of any rival establish-
ment: 
		We bet 3c, that over 2 persons will be delighted.
		           3c.               5                                
		                             10                               
		                             20                               
		                             30                               
     And including all the dead heads we bet 25 cents that there will be
more persons pleased at our theater, than at any other place in the world.
		          UNION FOREVER. 

[Gunn s handwriting]
  x  Mild burlesque of the offers of bets on the
part of the Tribune and Times about their
circulation as contrasted with that of the He-
rald.      Added by Haney.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and thirty-six
Description:Reverse of handbill for the Edwards family's 1861 Christmas party.
Date:1861-12-25
Subject:Christmas; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; New York herald.; New York times; New York tribune.; Theater
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post,"" boarding house life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.