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As I walked up town I was overtaken by
Mr Edwards and we talked of Cahill.  He
congratulated himself on Cahill s visits to 745
having ceased before the recent dishonesty.   The
affair has appeared in two papers besides the Tri-
bune and Courier.
  20.  Wednesday.  [Phonography] till noon, then down town,
to Nick-nax and Momus Offices.     Afternoon try-
ing to write, out of sorts, rain pouring outside.
Evening went to 14th street, the house where I
once visited Mrs Gouverneur, to see Mrs Levison
about Nick-nax drawings &c.     She was in the
boarding-house parlor, but little changed, rather
approbatively ageable than otherwise, made some-
thing of a joke of her recent losses and called Ca-
hill  a foolish fellow.     I suppose European travel
has moderated her Americanism.         Being at Bel-
lew s on Sunday she encountered Banks, who
lamented to her, the appearance of Cahill s name
in the papers and ascribed his defaulting to  dimity !
subsequent  squiring Mrs L. to her residence.       To
Bellew s and there till midnight or later.         His wife
has been sick since Sunday, keeping her bed.        Much
talk of Cahill and folks.         Cahill s intimacy with
Bellew has been one long series of pecuniary obliga-
tions, of course on the side of the former.            I don t
believe there s a kinder fellow living, or, intrinsi-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page forty-six
Description:Describes paying a visit to Mrs. Levison to talk about ''Nick Nax'' drawings and Frank Cahill.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, George; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Levison, William, Mrs.; Nick nax.; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):14th Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.