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	      Cahill versus Boweryem.
porizing it.    Boweryem with me.       This evening
Cahill presented himself at the dinner table drunk
and malicious, and on some recollection of Bower-
yem s having bragged of his prowress after their
former row (amiably communicated by Mrs Geary)
denounced the little man as a d____d coward,
threatening to lie in wait for him on the staircase
and to lick him.        I told Cahill sotto voce that I d 
return the favor, if he did it and presently convin-
ced him that Boweryem hadn t publicly insulted
him, over the table, as he confusedly imagined.  Then
he professed regret, and coming up into my room
subsequently, where Boweryem was (rather appre-
hensive, I think) desired me, on a scrap of paper,
to  introduce  him, which I did, when there occur-
red a surface reconciliation.          Cahill s behavior
in respect to Boweryem would be more objectiona-
ble if the little beggar did not invite it by his
extreme bumptiousness.  He talks like a man six-
feet high   I don t believe he is five   of invincible
prowress and courage and is really guilty of im-
pertinences which would get him licked at least
once a week were his conceit and harmlessness
not so obvious.     He pronounces on everything with
the air of a Grand Sultan and nev has not the
slightest power of reticence or idea of the fitness of
things.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page seventy
Description:Describes a conflict between Frank Cahill and George Boweryem.
Date:1861-11-18
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Drunkenness; Geary, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
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.