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               Cahill s Row with Boweryem.
in the bars found the closet-door ajar, the
window of the room open, and a fine, warm, starry
night inviting him to flight.         So I was owl-less.
  Here s the story of Cahill s row with Boweryem,
condensed from half a dozen informants, including
the principals.       After my departure, Cahill tem-
porarily occupied my room.     Presently objecting to
it, on the ground of bugs, he only occupied it by
day, during such portion of it as he was in the
house.   Boweryem wanted it and induced Mrs Bo-
ley to allow him to sleep there.    This, Cahill took
in dudgeon; there were rows about the key of a 
closet and the like.       One morning, at 2. P. M.
Cahill came home very drunk, and, after larking
at the expense of Griswold and Phillips, his sleep-
ing companions in the lower room, must needs 
go up to annoy Boweryem.       The little man was
abed, tired of from his much bewailed nocturn-
al labors on the late Daily News, hence he was
naturally wroth at the visit.   He ordered Cahill
out of his room.     The latter wouldn t go.   Bowery-
em then sprang out of bed and upset his chair.
A scrambling fight followed, if fight it might
be called, for Boweryem appears to have been hor-
ribly frightened, insomuch that he did not much
more that scream  Watch!  and  Murder!    Ca-
hill was so inebriated that he either tumbled, or his
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and ninety-eight
Description:Regarding a row between Frank Cahill and George Boweryem.
Date:1861-09-21
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Phillips
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-15

 

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.