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	     Cahill s Story.
who generally sits by her side and misplaces his
W s and V s to an extraordinary extent, in vent-
ing ungrammatical homage.    (Before descending,
Shepherd had visited her chamber, leaving his
hat there.)      In half-an-hour I got him off
and we rejoined the expectant Cahill.   Shepherd
took himself off and we went to 16th street, I
hearing much of his past experience by the way.
Leaving him outside, I called at Mrs. Potter s,
finding Haney in the Hayes  room, playing cards
with the old gentleman, while the old lady look-
ed on or conversed with two visitors   Leslie
and his wife.      The game over, Haney and
I withdrew into his room, when I told him
of Cahill s return.       Haney wouldn t go out
to see him to-night, but we made an appoint-
ment for the morrow, when I left, finding
a boy at the door whom Cahill, cold and tired
of waiting, had feed to inquire for me.     We
went to a bar-room in University Place and
our sundry glasses of rum and water I got a
fragmentary detail of his history, since his flight
from this country.         He was drunk, he says,
for a week previous, of course on Mrs Levi-
son s money.    The apprehension of discovery
on the Saturday, when the engravers and
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page forty-one
Description:Relates Frank Cahill's tale of the circumstances that led to his flight from New York.
Date:1861-03-30
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Ham, Mrs.; Le Van; Levison, William, Mrs.; Potter, Mrs.; Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th 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.