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the afternoon, met Perkins returning.
Bellew up in Gun s room in the evening, with
Cahill, who is almost always there nocturnally
now.     His landlady has paid me another visit
with the inevitable exposure of all sort of half-lies
and whole ones he has put off upon the woman.
He owes her $22 or more, didn t pay her on
his return after domestication with me: indeed his
stories are utterly unreliable and mendacious.  He
lives about, anywhere, feeds down town at restau-
rants, sleeps at the  Smithsonian  at a cost of
25 cents per night; one night (Tuesday) sharing
Bob Gun s bed, another occupying the editorial
chair in the Pic Office.                     The Hillards up
to see me, this evening, bringing an acquaintance,
one Nichols who had known both Yewel and How-
land in Paris, from which he has comparatively
recently returned.     The two Artists work hard, 
have been hard-up and Howland is  accommodated 
in Bardolphia phrase with a grisette.     Of Yewell s
little domestic arrangement, Nichols knew nothing.
  I had some claret and whisky, so we drank, smo
ked and talked.
  26.  Friday.  Down town, to Carrington s, Cen-
tury &c.      Drawing till 8: Haney coming at
6, taking ta with us, subsequently in my room
with Morris and Billington.       Latter is a young
man who has done some exceedingly weak piddlings
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page ninety-nine
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's financial troubles.
Date:1859-08-25
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Billington; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; Hillard, Oliver; Howland, Frank; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nichols (acquaintance); Perkins; Yewell, George
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.