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          Cahill and Gun  swearing off. 
the evening.     I have neglected him for
over twelve months.               Did I put
down that Billington had left here, on the 13th?     He teaches three
young girls in a private family, gets a room
without board and $4 a week for it.     He
got the berth by advertisement.       Cahill
and Bob Gun have  sworn off  drinking again,
the former for four years.       Cahill has broken
his vow to the extent of beer, as I know, al-
ready.    One of the causes of his breach with
Arnold is his owing George the sum of $5,
paid as fine to get him out of the Jeffer-
son market prison, on the night of Cahill s
birthday.
  23.  Thursday.   To the residence of Pater-
son s family, up the 6th Avenue, there to get
particulars of Forbes  leaving this country.  Re-
turn and blazing away at comic story for
Haney.   Did it by 6 P.M.       In the evening
up to 6th Av. Again, got particulars.   Rejoined
Morris at Bellew s, stayed half an hour,
then to Edwards , (having left story at 16th
St, for Haney).       The girls, their father,
Wells and Honeywell there.    Chat and chaff.
Wells happy and shining in his mild way.  He
is a very amiable fellow, comes out when
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page seventy-five
Description:Mentions that Frank Cahill and Bob Gun have ''sworn off'' drinking for the time being.
Date:1860-02-22
Subject:Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Billington; Boutcher, William; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Forbes, Hugh; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Paterson, Thomas; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):6th Avenue; 16th Street
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.