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	    Cahill off   for Somewhere.
got $3, the balance of what he owed me last
week.   Symptoms of impecuniosity beginning to
develop themselves!     Writing all the evening till
11, then out with Bowman for a mug of ale at
the  Optimus.     Cahill has gone off for a cruise
in a sail-boat, this afternoon, in company with
George Arnold, Frank Wood, Winter and Mul-
len.     O Brien wanted to be of the party, but
being  on a rock,  as Cahill phrased it   in other
words hard-up, and an expensive  party  to treat,
he wasn t invited.   They propose to cruise down
the bay till Monday.        Like most of the others,
young Wood has his pet-prostitute   a colored
girl, who, says Cahill,  loves him !           A
third letter from Bob Gun to-day, containing an
account of the garotting of four men   pretty
well narrated, too.
  10.  Sunday.  Writing all the morning.  At
5   turned out, called unsuccessfully at 16th 
street for Haney, and at Bellew s; took a
lonely walk and returned.    The day sunny
but unusually cold   a March day out of season.
Boweryem returned from a visit to Fort Lee,
after supper, during which he had called on Eng-
lish, who he thought  was decidedly cool to him. 
To Chapin s, then to 745.            Haney, Knudsen and
Honeywell there, the first sitting between Matty
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page thirteen
Description:Regarding a sailboat cruise Frank Cahill is taking with George Arnold, Frank Wood, Winter, and Mullen.
Subject:Addey; Arnold, George; Bellew, Frank; Bohemians; Boweryem, George; Bowman, Amos; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Martha; English, Thomas Dunn; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Mullen, Edward F.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Prostitutes; Winter, William; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
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.