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	The Fourth Ward Station House.
The former got $40 for his  Broadway  poem,
at Harpers, and squandered it all, whoring and
drinking, in less than two days, as, of course,
Cahill did what remained of his salary after
paying for his board.      I have endeavored to
find Seymour to have a talk with him about
Cahill, but can t procure his address, he having
recently moved.   Cahill don t show himself in
my room immediately after his debauches,
and Shepherd pronounces himself a d____d fool,
and vows reformation.   Proclivior.
  3.  Tuesday.   Down town, with Shepherd, to
the Sun Office and to F. Leslie s.     Returning
alone met Mrs or Miss Black in the Bowery
who talked about wanting to return to our board-
ing house.    A cold, sunny day.      Shepherd
and Cahill in my room.        A fussy; important
note marked  private  and  immediate  with as-
sociated Press documents from Boweryem.    He
might just as well have brought them 
when he presented himself at 5 P. M.     Dinner
with him then down town per omnibus; I to the
Fourth Ward, to repeat my last year s perform-
ance, getting the election returns, this time for
the Mayorality.  It proved a less tedious job,
this time, ending by 11.      Again I had occasion
to remark the general brutality of the police, as
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page eighty-four
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's and N.G. Shepherd's drinking.
Date:1861-12-01
Subject:Black, Mrs.; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Drunkenness; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Police; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Shepherd, N.G.
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.