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              Hard-upness  in London.
repudiate his nationality, in favor of that of the
U. S. he said!       I told him the twenty-five
cents which it would cost would be of more value
to him just now.       He wrote to the daily news-
papers, soliciting employment, with as much suc-
cess as might have been anticipated, sent them edi-
torials on the Prince of Wales in America, tried
story-writing for the cheap papers, couldn t
get access to their editors, was induced to leave
the office of  Reynold s Miscellany  by the sending
for a policeman, after apostrophizing one of the
employees as a  blasted boy !    He hadn t shoes
to his feet, slept in Coven Garden market, on
the benches of the parks, was stirred up and
bid  move on  by policemen.    He pawned his
coat during the summer, which was redeemed
by Bob Gun, from whom he must have had
 10 upwards, at different times.         Bob gave
him a week s employment on the American Agen-
cy, paying him fifteen shillings.         House and
Neal appeared there on their way to Paris, rec-
ognizing Cahill; he met Abrahams also, who
has got some clerkship and talks of remaining
in England.      Bob never went to Paris, mat-
rimony preventing him.    He has married a wi-
dow, an old flame, a jolly hospitable woman
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page forty-five
Description:Relates Frank Cahill's tale of his time in London.
Subject:Abrahams; Bourne, Bertha Frances Blake (Gun); Cahill, Frank; Clothing and dress; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; House; Marriage; Neill, Henry; Police; Poverty
Coverage (City/State):London, [England]; Paris, [France]
Scan Date:2010-05-24


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.