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             Cahill s Return known.
after church-time Sally, Nast and Eliza.
(By the way Cahill saw these three on Broad-
way yesterday.)       Stayed till 11, as usual,
then departed.     Haney was wroth with Cahill;
wouldn t go to see him; I felt disinclined to
it, for the present, so went to bed.

	           /

	        April.
  1.  Monday.   A vile day; snow, sleet, slush
and wind its ingredients.       In doors till the
afternoon, then down-town with a batch of
sketches I had made, for Haney s inspection.
Found Boweryem there.    O Brien came in
and talked of  the return of the poor prodigal ;
of getting him something to do at Harper s
  of which there is as much probability, under
O Brien s recommendation and endorsement,
as of getting him into Heaven.         Cahill has
showed himself down-town this morning, con-
versed with one of the boys employed on  Nick-
nax,  hence everybody is aware of his return.
Tousey hopes Mrs Lev. will prosecute him.  Lit-
tle Larason came up in Haney s office and in
a cocky manner, asked Haney to tell Cahill
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page fifty
Description:Regarding reactions to Frank Cahill's return to New York.
Date:1861-03-31
Subject:Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Larason; Levison, William, Mrs.; Nast, Thomas; O'Brien, Fitz James; Tousey
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.