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
186
	        A Nocturnal Brawl.
antagonist got him down upon his back, with the
table on him, and mounting that (it had been up-
set during the struggle) diversified his screams with
inquiries what Cahill intended to do if he complied 
with his drunken requests to be let up.    Hit you! 
was the answer, at which the little man yelled the
more.     Presently Albert Boley, who slept in the ad-
joining chamber, appeared with a light.        (Cahill s
had been knocked over.)  He was appealed to by Bowery-
em for assistance, went away under that pretext
and stayed there.   I only wanted to see the fun, 
he told Cahill afterwards,  and thought if you want-
ed to lick him you oughtn t to be interrupted.    But
assistance arrived in the shape of Griswold, Phillips, 
Lloyd Jones and Jewett, all in their shirts or night-at-
tire.     They separated the antagonists, persuaded
Cahill down stairs and would have had Boweryem
go to bed.    But the little man was equally frighten-
ed and furious, his life was in danger   Cahill
intended to murder him   he would have him arrest-
ed   disgrace   ruin him!        So he sat breathing
vows of vengeance and dragging on his trousers, un-
der the sloping portion of the attic.      Cahill heard
him, rushed upstairs again and struck him so
as to make the little man s nose bleed.  Boweyem
told me that the cartilage of his nose was broken  
that two pieces came away, inviting me to look up
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and ninety-nine
Description:Regarding a row between Frank Cahill and George Boweryem.
Date:1861-09-21
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Albert; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Jones (boarder); Lloyd (boarder); 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.