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        Miscellaneous.    Cahill s doings.
Haney.     He attended another abortive prize-
fight on Saturday morning, which the police
broke up, with atrocious brutality.  The Thom-
sons and Glover accompanied him.  Mort has re-
lapsed a little into old occasionalities; he gets
drunk now and then.   Haney thinks he and
Grace may be privately married.     To 745, with
Haney, after a rain-storm.              Matty, Jack
and Mr. E. present, Sally not appearing till
towards our departure, when she retired to the
sofa and, on my asking her why, said  Because
she chose.      Haney goes to Philadelphia to-
morrow evening.
  5.  Tuesday.    Cahill s clothes discovered in
the bath-room, he in bed.   Whether, on coming
home at 5. A.M., he disrobed himself with
some drunken idea of bathing, I don t know.
He has been drinking and going to brothels with
young Fool Wood, Mullen and the like.        This
miserable  Vanity Fair   crowd  show him the cold
shoulder and insult him when he is hard up,
now he has some command of money, they willing-
ly drink and whore with him.           He has neither
paid little Boweryem the borrowed $6, or de-
creased his debt to Mrs. Boley.        Writing awhile,
down-town by noon.    To  Momus  and  Tribune 
Office, saw Wilbur and Dana at the latter,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page ten
Description:Mentions Haney attending a prize-fight that was broken up by the police, and Cahill's nighttime activities with Wood, Mullen, and others.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Dana, Charles A.; Drunkenness; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Glover, Thad; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Police; Thomson, Mortimer; Mullen, Edward F.; Wilbour; Women; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, New York
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.