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up stairs and saw him to bed, looking into Gun s
room by the way.   Gun was abed and shammed sleep.  It
proved that Cahill had been mulishly obstinate in his
resolve not to go to roost, that Gun fearing he d follow
him did he attempt to rejoin us, had left him on another
doorstep and gone home himself.    Cahill had been to
the Opera with Sol Eytinge and Thomson; all of the party
  so Cahill says   were drunk before they went there. Doe-
sticks went into the Tribune office   the sale room   wanted
to borrow $5, bullied the pay-master on his refusing, got
the money   had a friendly boxing match with Sol in the
street, rode up town with the others in the omnibus and
flared up generally.   Little Nast was with them   drunk
also.     How they separated Cahill couldn t recollect.  He
remembers introducing himself and being introduced to
a number of people, Maretzek, Massett (Pipes of Pipes-
ville) etc., going to sleep on the stairs or elsewhere, and
being woke up by one of the employe s shutting up the
theatre.                 He s not slept at home this two nights.
  18.  Saturday.  Cahill remorseful   a little so.  Talk-
ed to him a bit.    To Spring St Post Office.   Yesterday, be-
fore entering Harper s, I met Colonel Forbes.  He looked not
the trim ex-military man I knew once, displayed a yes-
terday s beard and was shabby generally.       In the
afternoon over to Parton s.    Went with Grace to the Thom-
son s in the evening.    Doesticks  pretty little wife has
been quite sick having kept her bed for some weeks   this
day being the first upon which she had abandoned it.  She
looked very poorly, her face quite thin.  I judge she is
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page two hundred and six
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's night out at the opera with friends.
Date:1858-09-17
Subject:Bohemians; Cahill, Frank; Drunkenness; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Eytinge, Solomon; Forbes, Hugh; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Maretzek; Massett; Nast, Thomas; Parton, James; Thomson, Anna (""Chips""); Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Spring Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine
Description:Includes descriptions of boardinghouse living, a picnic at Hoboken with other New York artists and journalists, his drawing and writing work in New York, attending a lecture by Lola Montez, visits to James Parton and Fanny Fern and the Edwards family, a controversy over Fitz James O'Brien's story ''The Diamond Lens,'' artist Sol Eytinge's relationship with writer Allie Vernon, the suicide of writer Henry William Herbert, antics of the New York Bohemians, the interest of people living in his boarding house in spiritualism, a visit to his friend George Bolton's farm in Canada, a visit to Niagara Falls, and a scandal involving Harbormaster Willis Patten, who lives in his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Farms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Suicide; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Rochester, New York; Elmira, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada
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.