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	    Panurge and his Doings.
table both were drunk, Cahill obviously so.
  I left Boweryem in my room and devoted ano-
ther evening to the dreary Concert-hells, returning
by half-past eleven.
  22.  Sunday.   Writing during the morning
and afternoon; Shepherd sick and dreary,
principally in his room.  He was there, asleep,
at about 4, when Cahill came to me drunk,
miserable and hungry.  He had spent the night
at an assignation-house with the Mrs Weaver
whom I met at the Evening Post Office, making
her acquaintance at the Times office.   (I recollect
she cackled about Armstrong considerably.)    She
has a husband living in New Jersey and a
child of twelve which she supports.   Cahill,
drunk, accosted her on her leaving the office  
he says he should not have had the impudence
to do so had he been sober   experiencing much
assumed indignation, ending as chronicled.  The
woman paid for the room.       Parting from her
he had got inebriated on credit, and without ha-
ving eaten a morsel of food, came hither.  He
was wretched, penitent, pronounced him-
self a common drunkard, wept, called me his
only friend and promised reformation; said he d 
try   he d try to keep sober.        Finally he con-
sented to let me meet him on pay-days, secure
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and nine
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's drinking.
Date:1861-12-21
Subject:Armstrong; Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Drunkenness; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Shepherd, N.G.; Weaver, Mrs.
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.