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Stephens.                Jack Arnold visited
Bob Gun to-night.    Morris and Cahill in
my room, from which the former has just reti-
red, and where the latter is sleeping in a chair,
on the other side of the table at which I write
  4.  Thursday.  In doors, drawing &c all
the wet, close, miserable day.
  5.  Friday.  Continuation of yesterday until
4 P. M. when becoming so feverish and nervous with
over-long imprisonment in doors, and the weather
promising to clear up went down town.
  6.  Saturday.  Down town, day a lovely one.
To Century, Pic, & other offices.   Drawing till
late at night.             This night I occupy an
unshared room, the which I m not sorry for,
Cahill returning to his Amity Place boarding-
house.   Yesterday his landlady visited me, wish-
ing to know what had become of her ex-lodger,
requesting him to call on her, which this morning
he did, presently returning in high glee and
clean linen.    The woman was also his laundress
and had, he says, detained his clothes for security
of the owing $2, refusing to give them up on his
application.     I had a mind to speak to the woman
when she came to me, about the inhumanity of
the proceedings but as the event proved it was well
I refrained.     Cahill acknowledges he lied to me
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page seventy-six
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill being expelled from his boarding house.
Subject:Arnold, Jack; Boardinghouses; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Stephens, Henry L.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Amity Place
Scan Date:2011-01-31


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.