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	 Bohemian  Friendship.
fever, my father keeps his bed a good deal,
looks very ill and has a constant, noisy cough.  The
Annoots live at Fulham; Mrs A. has nine chil-
dren; the winter has been a severe and stormy
one, killing  almost all our evergreens,  and our
house next door will have its chronic attack of va-
cancy, next quarter.              I got this letter as
I was going out, finding Cahill at the door, tal-
king with Mrs. Boley.     Down-town with him.  Not
on the  Times   yet; hopes to be so next week; cousin
Seymour hard-up, or professing it   don t give Cahill
any money.   I tipped him a humble quarter at part-
ing, when it appeared that he hadn t eaten since
yesterday morning.   He went to Larason, who
tells him Mrs. Lev. will return to New York on
Saturday; Cahill is to see her on Monday.  None
of the Bohemians have helped him with a doit; they
can t even pay small monies borrowed from him.
  To Strongs   go ahead with story.   To Butler s
dog-cellar, Peck Slip, a  crack  of talk with
him, then to the 4th Ward Station-House and
to Sergeant Williams  house, to make appointment
for to-morrow night.       Then up-town, the day
cool and sunny.     Writing all the afternoon.   Ca-
hill came up; set him to sticking pictures in
scrap book.     After supper, I was talking with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page fifty-eight
Description:Mentions that none of the Bohemians have been willing to help Frank Cahill.
Date:1861-04-05
Subject:Annoot; Annoot, Mrs.; Bohemians; Boley, Susan; Butler, Francis; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Larason; Levison, William, Mrs.; New York times.; Poverty; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Strong, Thomas; Williams, Sergeant
Coverage (City/State):New York, [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.