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He went out to get brandy for her at her request.
We sat talking till past midnight, it evidently
doing him good to ease his mind a little.    A
dreary, slippery walk attic-wards.
  31.  Friday.   Down-town with Cahill.    Met Mul-
len and Jack Arnold, both hard-looking, the for-
mer spotting in physiognomy.  They spoke of
George Arnold, temporarily in town, from his
long sojourn at the Phalanx in Jersey, busily
engaged in knocking down what superfluous health
he has amassed, in the tavern and brothel.        Ac-
cording to Banks, when G. A. went thither, he
had reached the secondary stage of syphilis;
his eyebrows and hair coming out  so much for
practical Bohemianism.    Banks, by the way,
offered unsolicited testimony about Bellew s con-
jugal unhappiness, allowing to his looking mise-
rable.)          To Harper s; saw Bonner, just
returned from Canada   story not read yet,
which sounded like a reprieve.   To  Vanity
Fair ; saw Shanley, who said that O Brien
had succeeded in Washington, in getting an
appointment on the staff of Colonel Lander  
he with whom Hitchings went to the Rocky Moun-
tains.      Frank Wood is now in Boston, as  hagent 
for one of the Bateman girls; he did ultra-anglo-
phobic foaming of the mouth at the giving-up
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and four
Description:Regarding George Arnold.
Date:1862-01-30
Subject:Arnold, George; Arnold, Jack; Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bohemians; Bonner, John; Cahill, Frank; Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Hitchings; Lander, F.W.; Marriage; Mullen, Edward F.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Shanley; Wood, Frank
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.