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	Shepherd Dissipating.
cker.     The rest of the party had but a dull
time of it getting back; for there was no suitable
train on the other side of the river; so they were
fain to take stage to Piermont; wait there two,
hours and return by the Jersey line to New York,
getting there by midnight.  In fact it pro-
ved a dreary repetition of our return on the same
date in 1859.      They were all tired and sleepy;
no fireworks entertained them at Piermont, and
Morris stayed at Gaylord Clarke s till the
morning.
  5.  Friday.   Cahill up with Shepherd, whom
he had drank with last night; Shepherd say-
ing  All is lost!  and insisting that he was to-
tally ruined         He told Cahill, last night, that
he had forged a check and must fly; which
we don t know whether to believe or not.  Indeed
he has been dissipating frightfully, of late.    The
parents or relatives of the girl he professes to
love, sensibly enough, want to keep her from him.
Downtown with Cahill.          To the  Evening Post 
Office, to Haney s &c.         Return.    Shepherd
seen off to somewhere   I think to Jersey, by
Cahill, who undertakes the delivery of a letter
to his girl.
  6.  Saturday.   Down-town to  Evening Post 
Office, hither and thither, to W. Leslie s; saw
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page forty-one
Description:Describes his return to New York after the Fourth of July sailing excursion with the Edwards family.
Date:1861-07-04
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Clarke, Gaylord; Fourth of July; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, William; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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.