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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 128, March 28-30, 1860

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Identifier: DX02918717

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 128, March 28-30, 1860

Description: Regarding Bob Gun's work as a detective.



At 745 [Broadway].

though he [Bob Gun] might have got into a good thing by it! Rousing Detective Bob Gun would make! with these milk of human kindness sentiments; but doubtless he will adopt himself to his new vocation. All of this business is enormously curious and interesting, as appertaining to the hidden side of life. “All manners and conditions of men,” did old [Samuel] Johnson see, says Macaulay? I trow he hardly encountered greater variety than I’m in for. I like it.

29. Thursday. [Frank] Cahill off ere breakfast, [Arthur] Ledger called after it. He has two tip-top rooms at the Everett, on Cahill’s report. Miss [Olive] Waite called: Interruptions from this and that source till noon, then down-town, and got no money from the “Courier.” Scribbling &c in the afternoon — out of spirits and melancholic. Evening, to Edwards’. [Edward] Welles, [Charles] Honeywell, [Jesse] Haney, the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] and paterfamilias [George Edwards] there, Mrs. [Sarah] Edwards not coming down from her labors in the shop till 11 1/2, half an hour after her usual time. She works very hard, in indeed the soul of the business. Walked homewards with Haney afterwards.

30. Friday. Cahill off ere breakfast again to his chief, I to [Edward] Dixon’s. More secret

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-03-28

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Detectives


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