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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 163, November 29, 1859

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Identifier: DX03146025

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 163, November 29, 1859

Description: Regarding Frank Cahill's tale of a night out with Frank Wood and George Arnold.



assumption has deceived better men than Frank Leslie’s ex-employee. [Frank] Wood, too, has figured in the Saturday Press, doing weak translations from the French and what not — gratuitously, of course. Le Jeune Homme Pauvre, as [Charles] Gayler dubbed him in one of his Bohemian articles, in the Courier, taking the title from one of Woods Saturday Press translations, is just now in high feather on his present or coming editorship. He consorts a good deal with [George] Arnold, who returned from his rustication, has retaken up his abode in the Houston Street boarding house. I met both, one afternoon, at the Pic Office, with [Frank] Cahill, and next morning at about 11 Cahill came up into my room with an account of how they had spent the night. They set out from tavern to tavern, involving a late visit to Pfaff’s, just now the especial rendezvous of Bohemia, where were Gaylor, [Fitz James] O’Brien, Bateman and others. Going off to a shilling dance-house and thence roystering up the midnight streets either Cahill or Wood fell to the heroically juvenile feat of knocking over an ash-barrel, which being observed by a policeman, he crossed the road and ordered them to pick it up. This they did, when he repeated his demand as to the barrel’s contents. Le Jeune Homme Pauvre was obeying, filling

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-11-29

Type(s): Diary

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

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


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