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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 196, December 26-28, 1859

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Identifier: DX03124649

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 196, December 26-28, 1859

Description: Regarding Frank Cahill's night spent drinking at the New York Picayune office with a compositor.



meeting again as happily.

I thought of home, of Hannah [Bennett] and Chacombe more than once this day. It has been a very happy one with me, the happiest I ever spent in this country, perhaps in my life./P>

27. Tuesday. Don’t recollect details. Probably something of a loafing day, the evening spent in writing. Bob Gun and [Frank] Cahill at cards and whiskey during the afternoon, the whiskey predominant all the evening. I didn’t put down their sequel in Sunday night. Gun and McCulloch took Cahill with them to the Pic Office, in the expectation, the former asserts, that the night air might sober him. Perhaps with that same object they allowed him to carry with him a full bottle of whiskey. At the office they hunted up a strange compositor and set him to work on something of immediate necessity. The night being exceedingly cold Gun and Mac Culloch went out to endeavor to procure wood for a fire. When they returned they found both Cahill and the compositor hopelessly drunk, the bottle emptied or partially upset on the table, wood-cuts, papers and miscellanous articles deluged with spirits or water and everything in the absurdist confusion. That compositor may have done two cents worth of work that evening.

28. Wednesday. To the Courier Office. [Jesse] Haney, [James L.] Smith, [Thomas Dunn] English and [Charles F.] Briggs there. Talk

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-12-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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