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him $10   as she d expect a champagne supper &c.
He had to do it in order to break off and cut the
connection.     It s Josey, of course, as he acknowled-
ged.        Cahill finds visiting Sol s menage a bore and
an infliction. Sol is imperious and expects his invita-
tions to be accepted sans demur, resenting it, if other-
wise.    He went so far as to talk about punching Cahill s
head and kicking &c &c because instead of going over to
Brooklyn one Sunday to dine with him, Cahill prefer-
red a trip to Sandy Hook or Shrewsbury with Haney.
Sol has all the angry suspicions incidental to his posi-
tion, thinking that his acquaintances fight shy of Allie
and Co.       Josey wants Cahill to assume the same re-
lations towards her that Sol has to her sister.   Allie
wouldn t object to it, of course, and perhaps not Sol    
for he d got rid of the expense of keeping her.      Cahill s been
doing a little love making but decidedly objects to anything
further, knows that Josey is a fool and a strumpet,
and wants to sink the entire concern.      So he invites
Josey to go to the theatre anticipating Sol will propose
accompanying him with Allie.       This, he says, he shall
demur against, expecting Sol will, then, ask him why
he don t keep the girl if he wants her &c &c.        Then
Cahill will say perhaps he d better not come to see them
any more, and so snap off.
  Scene at our Breakfast table the other morning.
Cahill to Biddy,  I want some milk!  Biddy.  It s before
ye Sirrr!  Cahill (who hasn t noticed that the pitcher
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page two hundred and thirty
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill wanting to break off relations with Sol Eytinge and the Vernon sisters.
Date:1857-09-23
Subject:Boardinghouses; Cahill, Frank; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Vernon, Josey; Working class women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight
Description:Includes descriptions of the process of publishing his book, ''The Physiology of New-York Boarding Houses;'' his poor mental state upon returning to New York from England; meeting Walt Whitman; visits with Fanny Fern, James Parton, and Harriet Jacobs' daughter Louisa who is living with them; a visit to the Catskill Mountains with the Edwards family; moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street; working on the publication ''European'' with Colonel Hugh Forbes; the death of publisher William Levison and his daughter Ellen in his boarding house; visiting the scene of the murder of a dentist to get a sketch of the suspect; visiting Newport, Rhode Island, on assignment to sketch for Frank Leslie; and the death of his brother-in-law, Joseph Greatbatch.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Medical care; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island
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.