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	   O Brien s eye blacked.
  3.  Saturday.  Writing.  Down-town af-
ter dinner.  To  Tribune,   Courier  &  Nic-
nax  offices, missed Dana, got no money from,
Smith, found only Cahill at Haney s.        Rain,
mud and blue devils, out of spirits and
out of money.  Writing at night.    Cahill re-
turned up-town with Will Waud, the latter drunk
on the former s report and his own subsequent
admission.      I didn t see him.       Boweryem
and Morris in my room.                      O Brien,
being drunk and pugilistic, half-tried to force
latter at the expense of Arnold, to ther af-
ternoon.   Afterwards going up Broadway
with poor-young-man Wood and Arnold,
both of them more or less inebriated, with their
caps garnished with pipe-lights, the bibulous
baron of Inchiquin pitched into a man who
attempted to take one of said pipe-lights from
his companion  head-gear.    I am glad to
learn that the man gave him an awful black
eye.   He was showing his swollen fist at the
 Vanity Fair  Office and bragging of how
hard he must have hit his adversary.
  4.  Sunday.   Out for half-an-hour of
the sunny morning with W. Waud and Cahill,
the first off for the day, to Brooklyn, where
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page eighty-five
Description:Regarding a fist-fight among Fitz James O'Brien, George Arnold, and Frank Wood.
Date:1860-03-03
Subject:Arnold, George; Bohemians; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Dana, Charles A.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); O'Brien, Fitz James; Smith, James L.; Waud, William; Wood, Frank
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.