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	          The three Sisters.
 Gladdy  sitting beside me.      An hour or more
up-stairs then to 745.               Haney went up into
the workroom.      I had to tell Sally and
then the other girls and Jack, as they came
down-stairs and each had their comment  
in no case a cruel one.     We stayed till near
11, as usual.    The girls working at their dres-
ses and talking; Eliza with her hair worn
in her occasionally-adopted mature style, in
which she looks so good and kind and frank,
and maidenly, Matty quiet and domestically
pretty, her beauty set off by a pink, summery
dress, and Sally more than pleasant-looking,
ready in talk and accepting Thackeray s dic-
tum on a certain matter very conclusively.   May
God bless these three girls! one cannot but
love all of them.   Oh! miserable Cahill, to
shut yourself out from such scenes of place
and innocence, for evermore!
  I can very well picture the detail of his cri-
minality.     He was dissipating during the earlier
half of the preceeding week and, of course, squan-
dering money.    He called frequently on Arnold
at night, inviting him out to Florence s and
elsewhere, and when Arnold pleaded poverty
as an excuse, Cahill said he had plenty
of money and proposed repaying the $5 which
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page twenty-seven
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill leaving for England with Mrs. Levison's money.
Date:1860-06-14
Subject:Arnold, George; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gouverneur, Adolphus (""Gladdy""); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Women
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.