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morning and at night, as last night,
camping on mattress &c.   He has been turn-
ed out of his boarding-house, owing for two weeks.
What little appeared he has remains there.  Florence
don t produce his farce, won t advance money on
it, the editors of the Sunday papers retain, not
print his sketches, and altogether he is despe-
rately hard-up.
  30.  Saturday.  Drawing.   Down town,
hither and thither in the afternoon.    Calling at Ed-
wards  in the evening to get a book, Parton happened
in.   He proposing to lend me others pertinent to 
an article I have to write, I accompanied him to
his home, waiting outside, till he brought the volumes.
  Morris becomes an inmate of this house to-day,
taking my old room.
  31.  Sunday.   In doors till evening, when with
Morris and Gun, went to 16th street, called on
Haney and subsequently to Palace Garden.   Met
little Perkins there and saw Wilks of  Porter s Spirit 
&c.       Cahill up in my room this morning and
as usual, at night.   Haney ordered a story of him
paying $6 for it, which money his ex-land lady
accepted, before refusing him further accommodation.
She knows Mrs Potter, or Mrs P. has visited
her.     Cahill got $2 from Smith of the 
Courier.     I had occasion to go up in that of-
fice on Saturday afternoon, having a portrait or
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page seventy-four
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's financial troubles.
Date:1859-07-29
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Florence; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Parton, James; Perkins; Potter, Mrs.; Smith, James L.; Wilkes
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the antics of New York literary Bohemians, Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage, visits to the Edwards family, a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and other friends, letters from Frank Cahill and Bob Gun's mistresses, Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection, Charles Damoreau's return from Boston to live in New York, and attending the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.