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not worth much generally, doing little but
two sketches.     Gun sick, too, and Maurice,
latter keeping his bed.     Bellew came at 6.   Get-
ting better in the evening stayed down-stairs, talking
to little Miss Maguire.  She was born in Ireland.
  10.  Wednesday.   Chores &c.  Finished letter
to Alf Waud and wrote one to George Bolton, then
down town.  To  Century  Office.   Saw F. Wood at
Crook and Duff s and J. Wood entered with Sol Ey-
tinge.    Bellew, Cahill and Shepherd    Daisy  Shep-
herd   as the fellows call him (he whom I first en-
countered at the Catskills, six or seven years ago)
up, the two latter together both a little drunk.  All
in Bob Gun s room, Morris there also.   It appeared
that Shepherd, calling on Cahill, had taken him out
to a supper and spree, in the course of which Cahill
had climbed up some railings at the house of Dr Mott,
in this street, and stolen a pie placed near an open 
window, some half dozen lookers-on being watching him.
The pie, in its tin, was hot and burnt his fingers.
After carrying it for a block he as hastily ran back, 
climbed up the railings again and returned the comes-
tible with  Here s your Pie!    Thank you Sir! obli-
ged to you!   responded the surprised women recipients.
He and Shepherd had been elsewhere   to no good place
  and were refused admission.        Stories told.  Of
Arnold and Shepherd drunk at Crook and Duff s
affecting to quarrel and going to Times and Herald
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page eighty-three
Description:Regarding a story about Frank Cahill and N. G. Shepherd's night out drinking.
Subject:Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Bolton, George; Cahill, Frank; Drunkenness; Eytinge, Solomon; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Mott, Dr.; Shepherd, N.G.; Waud, Alfred; Wood, Frank; Wood, John A.
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.