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about her refusal, saying he was too ashamed
to go there.    Not the only lie he has been guilty of
concerning his position, I fear.    From Haney
I learn that his landlady visited Mrs Potter,
representing that Cahill owed her $15 instead
of $8, that he instead of paying her the $6 ob-
tained from Haney, only promised at a certain
hour to give her  a check  for the entire amount,
of course breaking his word.    Mort Thomson
met him at Crook and Duff s during the week
Cahill being at dinner, when he told Mort that
was the first meal he had eaten since yestermor-
ning.    Mort, moved to sympathy, had intended to
give him a little money, but somebody calling off
his attention, he presently saw Cahill advance
to the bar, take a drink and a cigar, which
proceeding properly checked Thomson s generosity.
I have given Cahill small sums   generally
quarter-dollars   of mornings, not at all liking
the idea of a man being hungry, yet doing no
more than was necessary to keep necessity before
him.   Otherwise, were he sure of a bellyful and
a shelter of nights, he would inevitably loaf
away his time.     I ve reconciled him to his old
companion, Bob Gun, whom he owes a good deal
of money to, in this way.   A drunken scribbler
of stories for the Sunday press, named T. Hamil-
ton Vananda, has of late commenced a continuous
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page seventy-seven
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's financial troubles.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Potter, Mrs.; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Vananda, T. Hamilton
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.