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left.     Haney walked home with me, had
a pipe, a glass of smoke, and a talk.  Of
course it was about   the girls.                Did
I put down that Cahill had suspected me of having
told of him  to Mrs Edwards?  I think yes, but
not this.    That when Mort Thomson went off to
report the Slave sale, down south, he left a bill for
some $20 or so to be collected by Cahill.   He
did it   and spent it!       I dare say he justified
the act to himself by his being writing for Mort &c.
He did a similar thing, of smaller amount, to Bob
Gun some months ago, previous to their coolness.
  12.  Monday.  Down town by noon, to Courier
& Century Offices.   Gibbons wants me to go to West
Point to report a review there to be held.       Hither
and thither.   Met, was recognized by and recog-
nized one Louis Schreiner a fellow passenger
across the Atlantic, aboard the Wenham, ten years
ago.  Had a glass of Rhine wine with him.  He mar-
ried, living in Hoboken.   Hither and thither.  Up
town.  Writing till 11 or later.
  13.  Tuesday.  Down town in the morning, at
work drawing and writing all the rest of the day.
Don t recollect items.   Courier article.
  14.  Wednesday.  Gibbons called, wanting me to
start for West Point immediately.  Butled about;
down town, saw Smith and Haney and the Cou-
rier office (by the way I met Picton there on
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and twelve
Description:Mentions several stories about Frank Cahill.
Date:1859-09-11
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gibbons; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Picton, Thomas; Schreiner, Louis; Smith, James L.; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.