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	     More of Cahill s Doings.
and out of her room at all seasonable and un-
seasonable hours, which, Mrs Ham, occupying
the same apartment, objected to, when a row en-
sued.     It is pretty generally credited by the women that the
paid ought to have been married before.x       Kettle
only intended flirtation or worse at the outset.
A tall, good-looking fellow with just a limited
an allowance of brains as serves to get along with
in this world, and this his countenance indicated.
She looked very Irish, was very good-humored and
had lived in boarding-houses all her life.
  15.  Friday.  [Phonography] and writing all the forenoon.
After dinner to  Momus  and Haney s offices,
returning up-town at 6 with Haney.    Writing to
Hannah till midnight.              Our theory about
Cahill s having squandered money which he
couldn t replace proves correct.     He gave a sup-
per to most of the Vanity Fairians, including 
George Arnold, Mullen, Winter F. Wood, and others, not
O Brien, and certain of the colored prostitu-
tes resident at the house in Greene Street
which he and Bob Gun used to frequent, at
a Broadway saloon, I believe the Jones house,
where the whole delightful company got drunk,
Cahill paying expenses.      Young Wood says
he repaid him the whole next day, but Shep-
herd, my informant credits the assertion no
	x Cackle of Mrs Ham s originating.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page thirty-four
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's extravagant spending.
Subject:Arnold, George; Bennett, Hannah; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Cahill, Frank; Fagan, Lyddy (Kettle); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ham, Mrs.; Haney, Jesse; Kettle; Mullen, Edward F.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Prostitutes; Shepherd, N.G.; Winter, William; Women; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Greene 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.