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	         Cahill missing.
She an old maid at thirty-six; I thirty-
four, sitting writing, at night, in a solitary
New York attic.            That bit of retrospec-
tion over, to the present again.
  11.  Monday.   Momus  work till 12, then to
the office with it.     Morris came to dinner; he
has been sick and doctored homeopathetically.   Wri-
ting; down-town as far as Duane St.          Billing-
ton called after supper.     Writing and Phonogra-
phy till 11.
  13.  Tuesday.  Writing till noon, then [phonography].  In
the afternoon down-town, to Addey s, to the  Nic-
nax  and Haney s Offices.    Gayler and Abrams
at the former.     Returning up-town, passed George
Arnold, Giles and Shepherd in Broadway, to
meet the first and last at our supper-table, where
Arnold told me that Giles has got married a week
or two ago, at  the Phalanx.    There was enquiry,
too, about Cahill, who hasn t shown up at the  Nic-
nax  Office since Saturday, or returned home to our
boarding-house.      The sailing excursion didn t come
off.        Thatcher, foreman of the engravers at the
 Nic-nax  Office, was in tribulation about it, this
afternoon.              Billington calling, after supper,
I took him with me to find out the Bartons ,
little Miss Maguire and Miss Waite, who moved to
Washington Street before the beginning of May.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page nineteen
Description:Mentions that Frank Cahill is missing.
Date:1860-06-10
Subject:Abrams; Addey; Arnold, George; Billington; Bilton, Mary; Cahill, Frank; Gayler, Charles; Giles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Shepherd, N.G.; Thatcher; Waite, Olive (Bragg); Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Duane Street; Washington Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
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.