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	Cahill  on  the  N.Y. Times. 
at an entirely unnescessary earl hour in the morning,
and effected it in an agreeable manner by saying
to the cook,  I shall cut your throat if you do not
call me! 
  4.  Saturday.   Vieil off, paying our landlady
meanly.   The man was a curious fellow of the genus
ass.      His American experience has been confined
to journeys between this boarding-house and the bar
of the Metropolitan Hotel, a visit to a brothel
(at the expense of a fellow-passenger) and perhaps
two walks down-town to Wall Street.       He objected
to everything American; his principal misery appear-
ing to be that he was  not acquainted.        He seemed
to like London better than any other place.      All this
seemed additionally absurd in a man who had been
in China and India.          He showed us the mark of
a scorpion-bite on his leg, received in the east.       In
doors until the afternoon, when the day cleared,
then down-town.      Haney came up in the evening
and stayed till 12.                   Cahill has been enga-
ged on a regular salary of $18 a week, on the
 Times,  an unexpected and unusual sum at com-
mencement, and one which older hands infrequently
receive.      (Mort Thomson gets but $15 from the
 Tribune ; a mean salary.)           Cahill paid another
$2 to Larason and the same to Boweryem, of
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and fifty-two
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's new position at the ''New York Times.''
Date:1861-05-03
Subject:Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Larason; New York times.; New York tribune.; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Vieil
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; London, [England]; China; India
Coverage (Street):Wall Street
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.