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Page 001Front cover.
Page 002Front fly-leaf.
Page 003 [1860]Gives the date range of entries for the diary.
Page 004Blank page.
Page 005 [06-01-1860]Describes visiting Boweryem's friends in Coitville and Fort Lee.
Page 006 [06-03-1860]Describes visiting Boweryem's friends in Coitville and Fort Lee.
Page 007 [06-03-1860]Describes the arrival of a package from his family in England, including a letter from his brother, Sam.
Page 008 [06-04-1860]Describes a letter received from his brother, Sam.
Page 009 [06-04-1860]Describes a letter received from his brother, Sam.
Page 010 [06-04-1860]Mentions Haney attending a prize-fight that was broken up by the police, and Cahill's nighttime activities with Wood, Mullen, and others.
Page 011 [06-05-1860]Regarding learning the fate of a former acquaintance, a Japanese man named ''Dan,'' from Alf Waud.
Page 012 [06-06-1860]Mentions meeting January Searle on the street and inviting him to dinner.
Page 013 [06-09-1860]Regarding a sailboat cruise Frank Cahill is taking with George Arnold, Frank Wood, Winter, and Mullen.
Page 014 [06-10-1860]Regarding his thoughts about Mary Bilton on her birthday.
Page 015 [06-10-1860]Describes Mary Bilton's physical characteristics.
Page 016 [06-10-1860]Regarding his memories of Mary Bilton singing.
Page 017Newspaper clipping of a poem titled ''Passion Past.''
Page 018 [06-10-1860]Regarding his past feelings for Mary Bilton.
Page 019 [06-10-1860]Mentions that Frank Cahill is missing.
Page 020 [06-13-1860]Describes a talk with Miss Maguire about Ledger.
Page 021 [06-13-1860]Describes a talk with Miss Maguire about Ledger.
Page 022 [06-14-1860]Regarding his memories of Ledger.
Page 023 [06-14-1860]Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett, regarding Rosa Bolton's divided affections between Charley Gunn and Hartley.
Page 024 [06-14-1860]Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett, regarding Rosa Bolton's divided affections between Charley Gunn and Hartley.
Page 025 [06-14-1860]Regarding Frank Cahill leaving for England with Mrs. Levison's money.
Page 026 [06-14-1860]Regarding Frank Cahill leaving for England with Mrs. Levison's money.
Page 027 [06-14-1860]Regarding Frank Cahill leaving for England with Mrs. Levison's money.
Page 028 [06-14-1860]Regarding Frank Cahill leaving for England with Mrs. Levison's money.
Page 029 [06-14-1860]Regarding Frank Cahill leaving for England with Mrs. Levison's money.
Page 030 [06-14-1860]Regarding Frank Cahill leaving for England with Mrs. Levison's money.
Page 031 [06-14-1860]Speculates about Frank Cahill's future.
Page 032 [06-14-1860]Regarding talk about Frank Cahill at his boarding house.
Page 033 [06-15-1860]Regarding talk about Frank Cahill at his boarding house.
Page 034 [06-15-1860]Regarding Frank Cahill's extravagant spending.
Page 035 [06-15-1860]Regarding Frank Cahill's extravagant spending.
Page 036Pencil drawing of Frank Cahill by McLenan.
Page 037 [06-15-1860]Regarding a synopsis of a story Frank Cahill intended on writing about his infatuation with Matty Edwards.
Page 038 [06-15-1860]Regarding an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Page 039 [06-16-1860]Describes a parade of the Japanese embassy in New York.
Page 040 [06-16-1860]Describes going out for ice cream with Matty Edwards.
Page 041Newspaper clipping regarding Frank Cahill's embezzlement of Mrs. Levison's funds and subsequent flight from the country.
Page 042Newspaper clipping regarding Frank Cahill's embezzlement of Mrs. Levison's funds and subsequent flight from the country.
Page 043 [06-17-1860]Describes watching the stars and talking with the Edwards girls on the rear stoop of their house.
Page 044 [06-19-1860]Regarding Will Waud's situation with his in-laws and wife.
Page 045Newspaper clipping with speculation that Frank Cahill's association with ''fast men'' in New York led him to defalcation and flight from the country.
Page 046 [06-19-1860]Describes paying a visit to Mrs. Levison to talk about ''Nick Nax'' drawings and Frank Cahill.
Page 047 [06-20-1860]Mentions Banks being furious at Smith for writing an article about Frank Cahill's defalcation.
Page 048 [06-21-1860]Criticizes a short article written by Fanny Fern referring to German music teacher Ulric.
Page 049 [06-22-1860]Describes an incident in which Frank Bellew hit Rosenberg at Crook and Duff's.
Page 050 [06-22-1860]Regarding the tendency of the Bellew brothers to get into fights after they have been drinking.
Page 051 [06-24-1860]Regarding a ride on an overcrowded steamboat, and mentions that he misses Frank Cahill.
Page 052 [06-26-1860]Regarding speaking to Paul about his publication, ''The Family Repository,'' which is seeking stories.
Page 053 [06-26-1860]Regarding a talk with Newman about Albert Smith.
Page 054 [06-26-1860]Regarding an anecdote told by Charles Damoreau about John Ware trying to avoid a woman on board a ship on which they would both be sailing to England.
Page 055 [06-27-1860]Regarding John Ware.
Page 056 [06-27-1860]Regarding John Ware and Billington.
Page 057 [06-27-1860]Comments on the Edwards girls, Lizzie Woodward, and American women in general.
Page 058 [06-27-1860]Describes the scene at Crook and Duff's with Frank Bellew and others.
Page 059 [06-29-1860]Describes the noonday scene at Crook and Duff's and a talk with Charles Gayler.
Page 060 [06-29-1860]Describes looking at the Great Eastern with Frank Bellew.
Page 061 [06-29-1860]Describes Charles Damoreau's talk about his wife and marriage.
Page 062 [06-29-1860]Describes Charles Damoreau's talk about his wife and marriage.
Page 063 [06-29-1860]Describes Charles Damoreau's talk about his wife and marriage.
Page 064 [06-29-1860]Describes Charles Damoreau's talk about his wife and marriage.
Page 065 [06-29-1860]Describes Charles Damoreau's talk about his wife and marriage.
Page 066 [06-29-1860]Describes Charles Damoreau's talk about his wife and marriage.
Page 067 [06-29-1860]Describes a letter received from his mother.
Page 068Newspaper clipping regarding the American slang term ''peep.''
Page 069 [06-29-1860]Describes a letter received from his mother.
Page 070 [06-30-1860]Regarding the death of Ike Vermilye.
Page 071 [06-30-1860]Mentions that Frank Cahill may have stolen $15 from his former roommate Jones.
Page 072 [07-01-1860]Regarding Bob Gun's return to New York from Havana, Cuba.
Page 073 [07-01-1860]Mentions that Fitz James O'Brien has been staying at his boarding house in Shepherd's room.
Page 074 [07-02-1860]Regarding a talk with Bob Gun about the time in spent in Havana working for Ledger.
Page 075 [07-02-1860]Mentions that Bob Gun gave him money for safekeeping for fear that he will spend it on a ''spree.''
Page 076 [07-04-1860]Describes a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and others on the Fourth of July.
Page 077 [07-04-1860]Describes a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and others on the Fourth of July.
Page 078 [07-04-1860]Describes a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and others on the Fourth of July.
Page 079 [07-04-1860]Describes the train ride back to New York from Nyack on the Fourth of July.
Page 080 [07-05-1860]Describes Symes.
Page 081 [07-07-1860]Describes a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's.
Page 082 [07-07-1860]Describes a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's.
Page 083Printed song lyrics entitled ''At Pfaff's,'' written by Fitz James O'Brien.
Page 084 [07-07-1860]Describes a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's.
Page 085 [07-07-1860]Mentions various news items about the Bohemians.
Page 086 [07-07-1860]Mentions giving Symes advice.
Page 087 [07-09-1860]Mentions visits to Pfaff's, Canterbury Hall, and the Edwards family.
Page 088 [07-09-1860]Regarding the departure of Bob Gun for England.
Page 089 [07-10-1860]Gives his opinion on Bohemian friendships.
Page 090 [07-11-1860]Describes witnessing a fire at Washington Market with Haney and Shepherd.
Page 091 [07-11-1860]Describes witnessing a fire at Washington Market with Haney and Shepherd.
Page 092Newspaper clipping regarding a fire at West Washington Market.
Page 093 [07-11-1860]Describes going to witness the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island.
Page 094 [07-13-1860]Describes going to witness the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island.
Page 095 [07-13-1860]Describes going to witness the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island.
Page 096 [07-13-1860]Describes going to witness the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island.
Page 097 [07-13-1860]Describes witnessing the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island.
Page 098 [07-13-1860]Describes the scene after the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island.
Page 099 [07-13-1860]Regarding the crime for which Albert Hicks was executed.
Page 100 [07-13-1860]Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett about his brother Charley and Rosa Bolton.
Page 101 [07-13-1860]Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett about his brother Charley and Rosa Bolton.
Page 102 [07-13-1860]Regarding Rosa Bolton.
Page 103 [07-13-1860]Describes a visit to Alf Waud at the office of the ''New York Illustrated News.''
Page 104 [07-14-1860]Describes a fight between a Cuban and a man from Philadelphia in his boarding house.
Page 105 [07-15-1860]Regarding Charles Damoreau's affair with a married woman.
Page 106 [07-16-1860]Regarding Richard Bolton's arrival in New York.
Page 107 [07-17-1860]Regarding an argument N. G. Shepherd and Fitz James O'Brien had about abolition.
Page 108 [07-18-1860]Describes a street brawl involving Fitz James O'Brien, N. G. Shepherd, John Marsh, and a black man they insulted by refusing to ride in a streetcar with him.
Page 109Newspaper clipping New York Bohemians.
Page 110 [07-18-1860]Regarding a visit of Lotty Kidder to his boarding house.
Page 111 [07-19-1860]Describes a talk with Lotty and a visit by Charles Damoreau.
Page 112 [07-19-1860]Regarding a brief visit from Hart.
Page 113 [07-21-1860]Regarding an excursion to Fort Lee with Haney, Damoreau, and others.
Page 114 [07-22-1860]Regarding Richard Bolton's departure for Canada.
Page 115 [07-23-1860]Regarding visits to various publishing offices and the people he met at each.
Page 116 [07-24-1860]Describes visiting the Great Eastern ship with Jesse Haney and Matty and Sally Edwards.
Page 117 [07-25-1860]Describes a letter from Morris describing his journey to Berlin Falls, New Hampshire.
Page 118 [07-26-1860]Describes a Fourth of July incident with Rees.
Page 119 [07-27-1860]Mentions visits to Frank Bellew and Matty and Mrs. Edwards
Page 120 [07-29-1860]Regarding stories about George Arnold and Henry Clapp obtained from N. G. Shepherd.
Page 121 [07-29-1860]Regarding stories about the Bohemians obtained from N. G. Shepherd.
Page 122 [07-30-1860]Includes a newspaper clipping describing an excursion aboard the Great Eastern.
Page 123 [07-30-1860]Describes an excursion aboard the Great Eastern.
Page 124Newspaper clipping from ''The New York World'' describing an excursion aboard the Great Eastern.
Page 125 [07-30-1860]Describes an excursion aboard the Great Eastern.
Page 126Newspaper clipping from ''The New York World'' describing an excursion aboard the Great Eastern.
Page 127 [07-31-1860]Describes an excursion aboard the Great Eastern.
Page 128Newspaper clipping from ''The New York World'' describing an excursion aboard the Great Eastern.
Page 129 [07-31-1860]Describes an excursion aboard the Great Eastern.
Page 130Newspaper clipping from ''The New York World'' describing an excursion aboard the Great Eastern.
Page 131 [07-31-1860]Describes an excursion aboard the Great Eastern.
Page 132 [08-01-1860]Newspaper clipping from ''The New York World'' describing an excursion aboard the Great Eastern.
Page 133 [08-01-1860]Describes a visit by Lotty to his boarding house.
Page 134 [08-03-1860]Describes his journey by boat to Albany.
Page 135 [08-03-1860]Describes his arrival at Grafton with the Edwards family.
Page 136 [08-04-1860]Describes a vacation at Grafton, New York, with the Edwards family.
Page 137 [08-05-1860]Describes the Edwards sisters riding horses at Grafton.
Page 138 [08-06-1860]Describes a vacation at Grafton, New York, with the Edwards family.
Page 139 [08-07-1860]Describes a vacation at Grafton, New York, with the Edwards family.
Page 140 [08-08-1860]Describes a vacation at Grafton, New York, with the Edwards family.
Page 141 [08-09-1860]Describes spending a day riding with Sally Edwards at Grafton, New York.
Page 142 [08-10-1860]Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about her family.
Page 143 [08-10-1860]Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about her family.
Page 144 [08-10-1860]Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about her family.
Page 145 [08-10-1860]Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about Jesse Haney's proposal to her.
Page 146 [08-10-1860]Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about Jesse Haney's proposal to her.
Page 147 [08-10-1860]Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast's love for her.
Page 148 [08-10-1860]Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast's love for her.
Page 149 [08-10-1860]Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast's love for her.
Page 150 [08-10-1860]Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast's love for her.
Page 151 [08-10-1860]Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about her first admirer Truman Bonestal.
Page 152 [08-10-1860]Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about her admirers.
Page 153 [08-10-1860]Describes his ride with Sally Edwards into the Grafton countryside.
Page 154 [08-10-1860]Describes taking a walk with Carl Knudsen at Grafton.
Page 155 [08-12-1860]Describes a vacation at Grafton, New York, with the Edwards family.
Page 156 [08-15-1860]Describes spending a day riding with Sally Edwards at Grafton, New York.
Page 157 [08-15-1860]Describes a vacation at Grafton, New York, with the Edwards family.
Page 158 [08-15-1860]Describes an excursion from Grafton to ''The Snow Hole.''
Page 159 [08-16-1860]Describes having a picnic in the Catskills with the Edwards family and others.
Page 160 [08-16-1860]Describes having a picnic in the Catskills with the Edwards family and others.
Page 161 [08-17-1860]Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about her behavior with Mort Brown.
Page 162 [08-17-1860]Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about her behavior with Mort Brown.
Page 163 [08-17-1860]Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about her admirers.
Page 164 [08-17-1860]Regarding his relationship with Sally Edwards.
Page 165 [08-17-1860]Regarding Lotty's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at Gunn's boarding house.
Page 166 [08-18-1860]Regarding Lotty's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at Gunn's boarding house.
Page 167 [08-18-1860]Regarding Lotty's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at Gunn's boarding house.
Page 168 [08-18-1860]Regarding Lotty's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at Gunn's boarding house.
Page 169 [08-18-1860]Mentions that Frank Bellew will be returning to England on the Devonshire.
Page 170 [08-19-1860]Mentions the attitudes of Matty and Eliza Edwards and meeting Banks to see Frank Bellew off to England together.
Page 171 [08-21-1860]Regarding a story told by Banks about a girl who went to the countryside to secretly give birth.
Page 172 [08-21-1860]Describes witnessing fights among the sailors on the ''Devonshire,'' resulting in several sailors jumping overboard.
Page 173 [08-21-1860]Describes going to see Frank Bellew off to England on the Devonshire.
Page 174 [08-21-1860]Describes Frank Bellew.
Page 175 [08-21-1860]Describes Frank Bellew.
Page 176 [08-21-1860]Describes Frank Bellew.
Page 177 [08-21-1860]Describes Frank Bellew.
Page 178 [1868]Newspaper clipping hinting at the death of Frank Bellew's father, Francis John Bellew.
Page 179 [08-21-1860]Describes Frank Bellew.
Page 180 [08-21-1860]Regarding Frank Bellew's debts and spending habits.
Page 181 [08-21-1860]Regarding Frank Bellew's debt to Mr. Edwards.
Page 182 [08-21-1860]Regarding Frank Bellew's wife and marriage.
Page 183 [08-21-1860]Regarding Frank Bellew's wife and marriage.
Page 184 [08-21-1860]Regarding Frank Bellew's wife and marriage.
Page 185Newspaper clippings regarding Frank Bellew's departure to England with his family on the Devonshire.
Page 186 [08-21-1860]Regarding William Leslie being evicted from Mrs. Potter's boarding house.
Page 187 [08-22-1860]Describes a letter from Hannah Bennett in which she discusses Rosa Bolton and Hartley.
Page 188 [08-22-1860]Regarding Sarah Ann Bolton.
Page 189 [08-22-1860]Regarding William Bolton.
Page 190 [08-23-1860]Describes a letter received from his mother about Rosa Bolton.
Page 191 [08-24-1860]Regarding the financial troubles of the ''New York Illustrated News.''
Page 192 [08-24-1860]Mentions having dinner at Frank Hillard's and a conversation with Hill.
Page 193 [08-26-1860]Regarding Mrs. Winchester, formerly Mrs. Brown.
Page 194 [08-26-1860]Describes a visit to the Winchesters and Emma Brown.
Page 195 [08-26-1860]Describes a visit from McCulloch asking about Bob Gun, who owes him money.
Page 196 [08-27-1860]Mentions being offered a reporting position on the staff of the ''New York World.''
Page 197Newspaper clipping regarding Englishmen in Garibaldi's service.
Page 198 [08-29-1860]Mentions going out to have a drink with N. G. Shepherd and Frank Wood.
Page 199 [08-30-1860]Describes a conversation with Frank Wood and N. G. Shepherd about mistresses of the Bohemians.
Page 200 [08-30-1860]Describes a visit to Morse and his wife at Fordham.
Page 201 [08-31-1860]Describes a visit to the Morses and Lotty at Fordham.
Page 202 [08-31-1860]Describes a visit to Lotty at Fordham.
Page 203Newspaper clipping written by Morris under the pseudonym of K. N. Pepper regarding a trip he took to the New England countryside.
Page 204 [08-31-1860]Regarding his lack of success at finding drawing work.
Page 205 [09-01-1860]Describes a story about Mrs. Bellew's former husband heard from N. G. Shepherd.
Page 206 [09-01-1860]Describes a quarrel between Fitz James O'Brien and publisher Roberts.
Page 207 [09-02-1860]Describes a conversation with Eliza Edwards.
Page 208 [09-02-1860]Describes a conversation with Eliza Edwards.
Page 209 [09-03-1860]Regarding Jesse Haney's apparent jealousy over Gunn's conversations with Sally Edwards.
Page 210 [09-03-1860]Regarding his friendship with Sally Edwards.
Page 211 [09-03-1860]Regarding Jesse Haney's apparent jealousy over Gunn's friendship with Sally Edwards.
Page 212 [09-03-1860]Regarding Jesse Haney's apparent jealousy over Gunn's friendship with Sally Edwards.
Page 213 [09-03-1860]Regarding his friendship with Sally Edwards.
Page 214 [09-03-1860]Describes Sally Edwards.
Page 215 [09-03-1860]Describes Sally Edwards.
Page 216 [09-04-1860]Mentions meeting Mrs. Morse, who is in New York looking for a servant for Lotty.
Page 217 [09-06-1860]Mentions a visit to the Edwards family and giving his opera tickets to George Boweryem and N. G. Shepherd.
Page 218 [09-07-1860]Mentions meeting Augustus Rawlings at Gurney's shop.
Page 219 [09-08-1860]Describes a visit to the Fourth Ward Police Station with George Boweryem, Jesse Haney, Charles Damoreau, and N. G. Shepherd.
Page 220 [09-08-1860]Describes a visit to the Fourth Ward Police Station with George Boweryem, Jesse Haney, Charles Damoreau, and N. G. Shepherd.
Page 221 [09-08-1860]Describes visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with George Boweryem, Jesse Haney, Charles Damoreau, and N. G. Shepherd, escorted by Sergeant Williams.
Page 222 [09-08-1860]Describes visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with George Boweryem, Jesse Haney, Charles Damoreau, and N. G. Shepherd, escorted by Sergeant Williams.
Page 223 [09-08-1860]Describes visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with George Boweryem, Jesse Haney, Charles Damoreau, and N. G. Shepherd, escorted by Sergeant Williams.
Page 224 [09-09-1860]Describes hearing news of Mrs. Church and Andreotti from Mrs. Potter.
Page 225 [09-09-1860]Regarding news about his Louisiana acquaintances.
Page 226 [09-10-1860]Mentions that Lotty is angry at him and describes an incident involving Fitz James O'Brien.
Page 227 [09-10-1860]Includes newspaper clipping written by Gunn for ''The New York World,'' describing a barbecue for Douglas.
Page 228 [09-12-1860]Includes newspaper clipping written by Gunn for ''The New York World,'' describing a barbecue for Douglas.
Page 229 [09-12-1860]Regarding a visit to Mrs. Murray by her request to write a letter for her.
Page 230 [09-13-1860]Includes a newspaper clipping written by Gunn for ''The New York World,'' regarding a performance by tightrope walker Charles Blondin at Jones's Wood.
Page 231 [09-13-1860]Mentions the sinking of the Lady Elgin in Lake Michigan.
Page 232 [09-14-1860]Mentions visits to the Edwards family and giving George Boweryem opera tickets.
Page 233 [09-15-1860]Describes seeing a failed attempt to see a hot air balloon go up.
Page 234 [09-15-1860]Mentions George Boweryem receiving a note from Lotty asking him not to visit her while she has Southern friends staying with her.
Page 235 [09-16-1860]Mentions George Boweryem receiving a note from Lotty asking him not to visit her while she has Southern friends staying with her.
Page 236 [09-17-1860]Describes attending a political ''Union'' meeting at the Cooper Institute.
Page 237 [09-18-1860]Mentions going to New York University to report on the discovery of a new planet [Vulcan, since discredited].
Page 238 [09-20-1860]Muses about those who have lived in his boarding house and gone.
Page 239 [09-20-1860]Describes seeing Charles Blondin perform on the tightrope.
Page 240 [09-21-1860]Regarding payment given to Charles Blondin by the Prince of Wales for his performance, which payment Blondin did not find satisfactory.
Page 241 [09-22-1860]Mentions seeing the opera ''Don Giovanni'' with Edwards Hayes.
Page 242 [09-22-1860]Regarding N. G. Shepherd and a companion singing at 4 o'clock in the morning at his boarding house.
Page 243Back fly-leaf.
Page 244Back cover.
Page 245 [09-07-1860]Note from Sally Edwards to Thomas Butler Gunn, thanking him for the tickets.
Page 246Newspaper clipping regarding William Walker.