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Grace  don t want to go.      She sat and
read one of Cobb s stories as they journeyed through
some of the most beautiful scenery, last year   made
Jim so mad!  says Mrs Edwards.   
  12.  Friday.   Drawing.  Down town after
dinner to Century and Pic Offices, returning Bowery
way.      Cahill in Gun s room at night.  He is
filling Haney s place on the Courier during the former s
absence and don t seem to love a hard days work.
  Wrote letter to Hannah.
  13.  Saturday.  Drawing and writing: out to
Spring St Post Office.   To Century Office after
dinner, to P.O. returned per omnibus.   To draw-
ing again till 8.     Shepherd up in Gun s room.
  14.  Sunday.  Drawing, reading &c; Cahill up,
principally in Gun s room.   Out with him after din-
ner, with intent to go to the Central Park but the
cars looked so crowded that we abandoned the idea
for a loafing along the riverside wharfs, where we
saw policemen taking away the clothes of boys who were
bathing.       Return.        With Morris to Palace Garden
in the evening, met Perkins, a nephew of Everett s, and
another.      Gun and Cahill drinking in the former s
room, which they kept up till 4 A. M. I leaving
them at midnight,   considerably drunk then.     There s
no hope whatever of reforming Cahill, relieved from
temporary necessity he is as rudderless as ever.
15.	Monday.   Chores &c.   Down town to Century
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page eighty-six
Description:Mentions that Frank Cahill has temporarily taken over Jesse Haney's place on the ''Courier'' while Haney is out of town.
Date:1859-08-11
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, George; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; Perkins; Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Spring Street
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

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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.