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           Cahill back again in New York.
herd came up into my room and told me
that Cahill was in New York,   waiting out-
side, desiring to see me!      Shepherd had met
him, this very afternoon, at Florence s liquor
saloon; when Cahill requested him to go to me.
I was surprised enough, of course, and dubious
as to whether it mightn t prove a  sell  on Shep-
herd s part, but turned out at once.          He had
left Cahill, like Chevy Slyme, round the corner,
but the fellow was no-where visible, at first, Shep-
herd surmising that he had slunk out of the
way, being  ashamed of himself.    We descended
into Florence s in search of him, took a drink
and I was introduced to Tom Hyer, the ex-pu-
gilist, and present proprietor of a gambling-hall,
whom I found to be a tall, well-built fellow,
without the brute look properly appertaining to
his past calling.       Shepherd appeared considerably
drunk, which condition increased apace.       Pur-
suing our quest, we went to  the Store  in Blee-
cker street, and were standing at the bar when
Cahill joined us.     I shook hands with him
and we adjourned to a table, called for ale
and talked.        He arrived in the Devonshire
  the sailing vessel which took Bellew and his
wife to England   this morning, after a forty-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page thirty-nine
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's return to New York.
Date:1861-03-30
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Cahill, Frank; Devonshire (Ship); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hyer, Tom; Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2010-05-24

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.