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        Mrs. Bryant s & Morris s Novel.
he avers, will be sure to return to New York,
after he has demonstrated his ability in  Punch. 
Our friend,  the Mejor,  is a shy lot, as usual;
the Bellew family are down upon him.     There
is a strong streak of Irishness running all through
it, I fancy.     The paymaster ship of the Sur-
rey militia seems either to be retained by Bel-
lew Senior, or to have become an intangibility.
Bob Gun s wife has  300 a year.                     I
took Cahill home with me for an hour or so,
and he departed at about midnight, having
had quite as much liquor as was good for him.
I judged that he d go home to bed, with what
correctness will appear anon.
  31.  Sunday.   Haney came at 11.  To the  Store, 
waiting there, or walking up and down in the
street   no Cahill.         At 12   I left Haney 
at 745, whence he was going over to Brook-
lyn, to attend the funeral of Rees senior, whom
I never saw.      Writing during the afternoon.
Frank Hillard called, stayed an hour.      Morris
came, bored me with an account of the plot of
 Ruined! , his proposed title for the magnum
opus he and Mrs. Bryant have been incubating
upon for the last nine months.        He supped
with me, then went off.      A messenger from
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page forty-eight
Description:Relates Frank Cahill's tale of his time in London.
Date:1861-03-30
Subject:Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Bourne, Bertha Frances Blake (Gun); Bryant, Mrs.; Cahill, Frank; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Punch.; Reese, Sr.; Writing
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; London, [England]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-05-24

 

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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.