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   Gryll will be Gryll and have his hoggish Mind.
Cahill, a fellow-passenger of his, with the in-
formation that he was waiting outside.   Shepherd
up, directly this man had departed.       Descended
together, joined Cahill and the man and walk-
ed to the Smithsonian with them, when I learnt
that on leaving me, on Saturday night, he went
down to Pfaff s, where were George Arnold,
O Brien, Mullen, the brother of Clapp and others.
They scrutinized him awhile and then Arnold
went to the side-table at which he sat with;
 I think I know you!      He joined them in the
cellar, got tremendously drunk, supped with
Arnold at Florence s and so, didn t rise in
time to keep the appointment which had wasted
part of mine and Haney s morning.      Not very
well pleased (for we had held a committee and
determined on subscribing and sending round the
hat for the purpose of expediting him to some of
the big cities in the West) I walked off with
Shepherd, who must needs have me go into the
sitting-room of the N.Y. Hotel, in order to read
a poem of his composing.     He has been drinking
and whoring away $50 and upwards, during the
last three days.             To 745.      Mr. and Mrs.
E. and Matty present.      In half an hour Haney,
who had been to my room, returned, and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page forty-nine
Description:Regarding the reason Frank Cahill was unable to meet Gunn and Jesse Haney in the morning.
Date:1861-03-31
Subject:Arnold, George; Bohemians; Cahill, Frank; Clapp, George; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Mullen, Edward F.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Pfaff�s (New York, N.Y.); Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.