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know her if she didn t speak first.    Nothing else
passed.  Leslie reports that she is going to get married to
a West Point cadet, aged 24   that she visits him   that
she has commenced a law suit against her husbands relations
relative to her diminished income.    This, no doubt, is solely
owing to the times, stocks and such property being naturally
depreciated.   The woman is such a fool that she can t see
why her income should be less than before the panic.      The
lawyers tell her it will prove a three years case, and will
of course deplete her horribly.   Her husband s relatives,
the Gouverneurs, are a good family   high bred, honorable
people and this low woman has been a thorn in their sides
ever since her deceased husband was captivated by her face.
She was get up carefully this morning, but looked older and
rather haggard.        The poor old woman, Mrs Cooper, had
to walk up hill, three miles, when she arrived at Cold
Spring, so the fortnights holiday brought more fatigue than
pleasure to her.  Leslie got his particulars of Mrs G. from
the old woman.       Cahill received notice to quit yesterday
morning from Mrs Potter, and has done so.     He owes
upwards of $115.   His career has not varied except for
the worse, during my holiday   everybody has seen him
drunk, and some know of his connection with a girl of
the town.  Messages from women have arrived at the house
both for him and Bob Gun: in one instance a female   a negress 
called, during the small hours, wanting to see the latter
who was abed and asleep.     She left a message to the pur-
port that  his lady  was sick!       Cahill s mistress is a
mulatto or yellow girl and did live in a Wooster street
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page two hundred and thirty-five
Description:Mentions that Frank Cahill has been given notice to leave the boarding house.
Date:1858-10-19
Subject:Boardinghouses; Cahill, Frank; Cooper, Mrs.; Gouverneur; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, William; Potter, Mrs.; Prostitutes; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Wooster 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.