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      Cahill s Expectations.   Fan s Tea-Fight.
 beastly, dirty city,  as she calls it  Oh Han-
nah!    I could not live here, even for Charley.
I should pine away and die.     One quiet walk
with you is worth,  &c. &c.    No little one, you
don t love Charley, and if you could look down in-
to your heart you d find it out.          Hartley would
have done as well, may be better.       If Charley
were dead or out of the way, you d marry him
in twelvemonths.
  16.  Wednesday.  [Phonography] and writing till 5, then
down-town, passing Sally and Matty, and Fan
and Jim, within a block s distance.    Met Cahill.
He opines Frank Wood will be civilly shoved out
of the  Vanity Fair  editorial chair and (confi-
dentially) that he Frank Cahill will fill it.  This
from Bellew; probable and a certain change
for the better for Cahill isn t an ass, save in a
bibulous direction.x    Down and up town together,
Cahill not sober.           To Edwards  in the eve-
ning.   Found the three girls and Nast, the lat-
ter playing draughts   with Sally.     Got an account
of the Sunday nights tea-fight, the girls intimating
and ridiculing Fan.             Nast wasn t invited;
he s somehow in disgrace in that quarter.        A
Mr. Star, present at our Christmas doings, came
and Haney, Mr. and Mrs. E. descending, these
with Jack forming the company.        Left at 11
     x Project came to nothing.  Bellew couldn t accomplish it.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page twenty-one
Description:Describes spending an evening with Edwards family.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hartley; Nast, Thomas; Parton, James; Publishers and publishing; Starr; Vanity fair.; Women; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[London, England]
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.