Cahill and Shepherd s dissipation.
17. Thursday. To the E. Post office by
12 , saw Maverick. Raking over M.S.S. to find
my Saturday night in the Fourth Ward, written
last April, and succeeded. Met Bellew. Cal-
led at the Sunday Times office, saw Du Solle and
others. Up town. In doors the rest of the day.
Writing till midnight when Cahill came up,
miserably drunk, having been out with Shep-
18. Friday. In doors all the rainy, stormy
day, writing, till evening. Then called at the
boarding-house in Waverly Place, where Jones
and Mrs Butler live. There an hour or so chat-
ting with them. A Miss Shepland, a friend of
the Woodward girls, there, part of the time.
19. Saturday. In doors, writing. Cahill
up in the evening, having ended his week s de-
bauch, in consequence of his money running
out. Finding Shepherd in his bed one morn-
ing, while the rightful occupant was breakfast-
ing, I gave him a blowing up about Cahill,
without effecting anything of course. Talked
to Cahill also.
20. Sunday. A fine clear, cold day. To
Bergen, via Jersey City Ferry and horse car.
Mr Sergeant, Bill Waud s father-in-law rents
a wooden house with an acre or two of ground
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page fifteen|
|Description:||Mentions a visit to Jones and Mrs. Butler at their new boarding house.|
|Subject:||Bellew, Frank; Butler, Mrs. (boarder); Cahill, Frank; Drunkenness; Du Solle; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jones (boarder); Journalism; Maverick, Augustus; New York evening post.; Sergeant; Shepherd, N.G.; Shepland, Miss; Waud, William; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen|
|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 life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.|
|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.|