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	  Cahill s Poverty.
word to him, for all they knew or care, he
might be starving in the streets.   They can t
even pay small sums owing to him; though they
doubtless whore and drink as usual.     Shepherd,
who said,  why didn t you come to me? , hasn t
a cent, O Brien makes miserable appointments
with the poor chap, but don t pay him and Mul-
len is  very sorry  and will always pay   to-
morrow.     Seymour gave Cahill $5 on Mon-
day; I ve done little, but the rest; he has had
no help from anybody beside.         At Haney s
room, talking, smoking and drinking gin-and-wa-
ter, with him and Hayes.     In the absence of the
latter, we talked a little of Sally and Nast.
And we drank Major Anderson s health, and gave
three cheers for him.        Left at midnight, re-
turning to my room and Cahill.          Made him
up a bed on the floor, in front of the stove
(my bed is a small one), where he passed
a better night than he would have done out of
doors, for it rained heavily.
  14.  Sunday.   With old Jewett to Chapin s,
expecting he would improve the occasion, by talk-
ing on the fight in Charleston harbor.             Return-
ing, passed Jack, Matty and Sally, the second
catching my salute and returning it with a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page ninety
Description:Mentions the difficult time Frank Cahill is having since returning to New York.
Date:1861-04-13
Subject:Anderson, Robert; Bohemians; Cahill, Frank; Chapin, E.H.; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Jewett; Mullen, Edward F.; Nast, Thomas; O'Brien, Fitz James; Poverty; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-06-01

 

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.