Lehigh University
The Vault at PfaffsAn Archive of Art and Literature by the Bohemians of Antebellum New York
Previous Issue Next Issue
Previous Page Next Page
0 matches
122
	Cahill drunk again.
Gun in England, from which country he has
recently arrived.   He is a six-footer, bearded;
has lived for a year in the East Indies and in
China; says he deals in Indigo and contemns
New York.  His name sounds like Veal.    With
Cahill we went out to the  Store  together.  Leaving
the German at the Metropolitan, I returned,
wrote till 5, then went down-town, meeting Frank
Hillard again by the way.          Evening, in-doors
with Shepherd, who called and stopped till 10.
It seems that Cahill was really drunk on the
Sunday night subsequent to the morning that he
went to Bellews  church; which he lied about
to me, when I asked him about it.    He came
into the  Optimus  with his ship-comrade, both
inebriated, when Shepherd was there; whom
he got to write out his notes for the paper.   They
slept together afterwards, Cahill in his clothes,
outside the bed.       I think he has kept pretty
sober since.
  27.  Saturday.   Writing &c., till near 5.   At
2   F. Wood came up, wanting to get particulars
wherewith to assail the amiable Dodge, recently
of Charleston but now of this city, having left Caro-
lina; as he asserts, because he would not fight against
the Union!     The fellow is such carrion that I
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and thirty-nine
Description:Mentions that W.E. Dodge has moved to New York.
Date:1861-04-26
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Dodge, W.E.; Drunkenness; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hillard, Frank; Optimus (New York, N.Y.); Shepherd, N.G.; Vieil; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Scan Date:2010-06-07

 

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.