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                  Possible Theft by Cahill.
thoughtful ramble Washington Square-wise into
Broadway subsequently.               I met Symes,
the Scotchman, two or three days ago.  He knows
Jones and the Woodworth girls, having boarded at
the same house, and talked of them, as of Bob
Gun and Cahill.       About the latter, I don t think
that I ever put down that Jones, during his oc-
cupancy of the same attic with Cahill, had $15
taken from a pocket-book which he inadvertently left
under his pillow or on the bed.         He believes Ca-
hill guilty of the theft.     I can hardly think it,
though morally the dishonesty preceding his flight
is was as base a crime.                   MacCulloch the
printer called on me, too, this Saturday morning.
I see Anna Bradbury in Broadway frequently,
the biggest and rudest of conceivable girls.    Her
mother sometimes visits Mrs Kinne, our  Peri
of the Privy,  and wanted to return to board here,
but Mrs Boley wouldn t have her at any price,
and said so.              The family are notorious for gene-
ral offensiveness.         Lizzie Woodworth who board-
ed with them at the house where little Wall and his
wife went to, on leaving here, describes Mrs Brad-
bury s agreeable trick of smelling every morsal or
dish before she ate of it.        Nice people there are
in the world!      I m told Lizzie is Irish.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page seventy-one
Description:Mentions that Frank Cahill may have stolen $15 from his former roommate Jones.
Date:1860-06-30
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Bradbury, Anna; Bradbury, Mrs. (boarder); Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Jones (boarder); Kinne, Mrs.; McCulloch; Symes; Wall; Women; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Washington Square
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.