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Left almost immediately.   Up sunny and
cool Broadway, met the Edwards  girls, Sally
dressed smartly walking with Monroe, the Califor-
nian, Matty and Eliza behind.          Matty gave me
a greeting smilingly.      I passed the two last again,
Eliza in company with a girl friend, Matty some
blocks behind, walking alone.                   I was
an ass for wasting one grain of sympathy on Cahill s
presumed passion for this pretty girl.  I find he
has hinted of it to Bob Gun and I believe spoken
more openly to Bellew.    He had no claim ever to
have been taken to the house: I wouldn t have taken
him there.             He and Bob Gun came, or
rather were brought hom by the engraver Pro-
basco about supper-time.    I found them lying
In Gun s bed with Probasco looking out of window.
  Wrote to Dick Bolton and other matters.
  31.  Wednesday.   Shepherd up.   From him
I learnt that Arnold is in town, having come up
from the Highlands yesterday.    He, Gun, Cahill
and Shepherd were all on the spree yesterday with
the afore chronicled result.    Down town with Shepherd
after some writing.   To Pic Office.  Found Dixon there,
talking to Gun & Cahill.   Left, to Century Office,
Carrington s (leaving M. S. at both,) to Post Office,
(where I again met Dixon) then to Sunday Courier
Office.      Haney there and Smith.   I to do a column
or less a week for $5.      Found Gun, Cahill and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and four
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's feelings for Matty Edwards.
Date:1859-08-30
Subject:Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Bolton, Richard; Cahill, Frank; Dixon, E.H.; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Monroe; Probasco; Shepherd, N.G.; Smith, James L.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.