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                 Cahill s Defalcation
ton, then an awkward, shy younger half-bro-
ther of my father s.    Just the thing, in fact,
that the woman is abetting that miserable little
Rosa towards, now.          All my observations
justifies firm credence in good and bad blood
and I believe if any such diary as this I
have been keeping for so many years, were to
be undertaken for two or three generations, the
most tremendous corroboration would be afforded
to this truth.                          Writing.  Down-
town after dinner.       To Harper s (my Niagara
story appeared in to-day s paper) by car.
On my way to  Momus  Office, when in front of
Frank Leslie s, of a hot, sunny, afternoon,
met Thatcher, who told me that Cahill
went off to England on Saturday, with
upwards of $400 of Mrs Levison s money!
She came down this morning to the  Nic-nax 
office, when it was discovered that he had
neither paid in the money accruing from the
 Pictorial  to her, or discharged the Saturday
liabilities of the concern.      All the debts, said
Thatcher, that could be collected, Cahill had ob-
tained.     The news shocked and saddened more
than it surprised me; it made me tremulous and
developed a headache I had into a worse one.
While thus conversing, just within Leslie s office,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page twenty-five
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill leaving for England with Mrs. Levison's money.
Date:1860-06-14
Subject:Bolton, Henry; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Levison, William, Mrs.; Publishers and publishing; Thatcher
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.