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     Cahill.   Miscellaneous.   Out-of-sorts.
  1.  Friday.   In doors drawing all the morn-
ing.   Cahill came home from his actor party at
7 and insisted on returning to the breakfast-
table, to partake of more coffee and to obligingly
volunteer to read the daily paper to Mrs. Boley.
I got him to bed presently, when there came
a companion of his, one Ferry, who obtaining
admittance under plea of urgent business, shared
his bed, being unwilling to go home in his pre-
sent condition.       Both of them rose and went
off about noon.     Shepherd up all the after-
noon.    Down town with him by 4.   A raw,
damp day with suggestions of coming rain
in it.      Felt rather unwell.        Looked into
 Sunday Times  office, then uptown, interchang-
ing a word or two with Dana at the Park
gate.    Drawing a little in the evening.
  2.  Saturday.   Bilious and sick with a
violent cold in my limbs; too much out of
sort to get up and dress, so lay shivering
and burning and listening to the violent drench-
ing rain without till 11   when Shepherd came
up.     He stayed all day, the storm continuing.
Mrs. Boley up, and the servant with tea and
toast &c.     Towards the evening dressed and ad-
journed to the room below   the front one, about
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page thirty-five
Description:Regarding being ill.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Dana, Charles A.; Drunkenness; Ferry; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-14


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.