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	  More New Years  Inebriation.
that day, for, did he bring another compositor
to undertake the work, Mc. C. was incapable of,
that wretched Celt would inevitably assault the man.
He was now waiting in a penitent state to accom-
pany  Mr Gun  to some man he knew of.     Thus
I left them.    P. O.    Met Warne, once of Rochester,
now in the employ of Dick and Fitzgerald, the Aun
Street publishers.    Up-town, meeting Cahill in
Broadway.     In-doors the rest of the day.
  When we were at dinner on Sunday last, Corbin
called, sending repeated messages from Bob Gun s
room to the effect that he wanted to see him im-
mediately.  By mistake of names I ascended, and
found the visitor idiotically-drunk, three rough-look
ing firemen seated in a row on the sofa, each with
cigars in their mouths.     Gun packed  em all off
pretty speedily and put the windows open to change
their atmosphere.
  4.  Wednesday.  Down-town through a mild
snow-storm, with Gun and Cahill, looking in at
Crosse s burnt-up liquor-place by the way. (The
unlucky Scotchman s place has been almost entirely
consumed, on New Year s night.)  To  Pic.  And
 Courier  offices, then up-town.    Writing.  Billing-
ton comes up about 11, with the information
that Cahill and Bob Gun were both very drunk
at Crosse s dismantled bar-room   a repeti-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page ten
Description:Mentions a fire which destroyed Crosse's bar on the evening of New Years' Day.
Date:1860-01-03
Subject:Billington; Cahill, Frank; Corbin; Crosse (barman); Firemen; Fires; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; McCulloch; Warne (Rochester)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
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.