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	           Cahill s doings.
he owed Arnold for advancing in his behalf,
when they, in company with Frank Wood, were
locked up and fined, last November.     He repaid
this five or six times over, in his drunkenness, on
Arnold s report, when they immediately  spree d  away
the money.      Probably Cahill knocked down $20
or $30 of monies in hand, belonging to Mrs. Levi-
son and, knowing that it must be discovered,
distrusting the possibility of his replacing it, anti-
cipating the loss of his position, the coolness of
friends, more hard-upness and difficulty   he
succumbed to the larger temptation.    He paid
Hayes the printer $50, on Saturday morning, but
from Thatcher s statement, it appears that he was
obliged to do that, to get the money for the pictorial
from Ross and Tousey, as Hayes held certain
 receipts  and would not give  em  before he
was paid.        It is said that Cahill forged Mrs.
Levison s name, writing it on the back of Ross
and Tousey s order on the bank, but this may
be incorrect; if true it deepens the legal offence
from breach of confidence to forgery.  When he
came into my room, on the fatal morning, and
told of the imaginary sailing excursion, present-
ly packing his carpet bag, I made some slight
comment on the latter act and he bade me  good
bye!        I think in a manner different, in some
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page twenty-eight
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill leaving for England with Mrs. Levison's money.
Date:1860-06-14
Subject:Arnold, George; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (printer); Levison, William, Mrs.; Thatcher; Wood, Frank
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.