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	Arnold  off  the  Mercury. 
shared Cahill s bed, as he resides with a
brother-in-law (since his parents  death) who
locks the street-door at 9 or some such hour.
They all made an irruption into Billington s
& Morris  room subsequently, where the former
was asleep; I heard  em singing and hurrah-
ing when abed myself.               George Arnold
has got discharged from the  Mercury.      He
had $15 a week, used to have $10, ad-
vanced his prices, which they paid till they could
find a substitute, not a difficult matter
to do, though he supposed so.     He has next
to cut Cahill on the strength of his recent
prosperity,  says cruel things,  reports his for-
mer Pylades.      This Bohemian friendship
growing out of similarity of tastes for the
bar-room and brothel never holds water.
Arnold believes in nothing, is thoroughly atheis-
tic as to any higher law than self interest,
affects the Balzacky also   What could
come of it?
  12.  Sunday.  To the studios, first of
Barry, then of Pope, at the latter of which
I found Frank Hillard, George Jackson (the
sculptor) Barry and Rondell, the last the
especial object of my visit.    He had some very
fine landscapes in oil there.         The others left,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page fifty
Description:Regarding George Arnold's attitude.
Date:1860-02-11
Subject:Arnold, George; Barry; Billington; Bohemians; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hillard, Frank; Jackson, George; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Rondel; Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.