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	           Cahill s Doings.
for  Nic-nax.      In the evening called on
Addey, saw him and Newman, then to  Bel-
lews , where I found Cahill.    Bellew wasn t
at home, being indeed with Haney and others
at the Waverly, drinking.      Cahill
and I departed together, went to Howell s
 House of Lords,  thinking we might find Bel-
lew there.      Talk over ale with two actors, one
of them Burnett, stout man, now of Laura
Keene s   he played in the  Colleen Brown.   A
girl coming in with bouquets, Cahill bought
one and hung it on to Miss Lizzie Woodworth s
door-handle, on our return.    But as Mrs.
Boley and other women, none of the youngest,
were in the room and Miss Lizzie not at
home, Cahill s gallantry wasn t immediately
appreciated.    He is, confessedly, a little smitten
with the girl, and has evidently been making
love to her.             He is going in for a  Nic-
nax  pictorial, and Mrs. L, his  boss-mis-
tress,  as he calls her, proposes to give him
a third profits.        He says Haney, on his
consulting him, made out it would cost more
that he, Cahill, subsequently ascertained to be
the case.      Cahill talks of doing the three
or four cent monthly in conjunction with Mrs.
L. on half profits   a safer idea than his
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and twenty-four
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's business doings with Mrs. Levison and his being ''smitten'' with Lizzie Woodward.
Date:1860-05-24
Subject:Addey; Bellew, Frank; Boley, Susan; Burnett; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William, Mrs.; Newman; Nick nax.; Publishers and publishing; Women; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite)
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.