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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 165, November 29, 1859

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Identifier: DX03147611

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 165, November 29, 1859

Description: Mentions seeing Milly Norris at a performance of Sam Cowell.



day. The fellows [Frank Cahill, George Arnold, and Frank Wood] rather gloried in it than otherwise (barring Wood who was a little shy about the risk of appearing in the papers) & the affair afforded a day’s gossip throughout Bohemia. [Fitz James] O’Brien has been in town some weeks, is apparently a hanger-on of Bateman’s, a theatrical man who once had a lawsuit with [P.T.] Barnum about the “Bateman Children,” played in by Matilda Heron. Sam Cowell the vocalist is Mrs B’s brother. Cahill, Arnold, Bob Gunn and others were introduced to Cahill, one night, round at the French theatre. I suppose O’Brien does puffs, correspondence, what not for Bateman. Cahill fell in with O’B one night, so helplessly drunk that he took him to his hotel. I went to see Sam Cowell one night, taking with me [James] Morris and Billington. In the boxes there sat the Mrs [Milly] Norris heretofore spoken of; Morris pointed her out to me. She had a commonish-looking moustached young man with her; was herself better looking than depicted in photograph.

I don’t think I ever put down [Charles Bailey] Seymour’s domestic relations, as let out by Cahill, when his cousin, the obnoxious Seymour, the engraver was lurking about the Pic office some two months ago. Charles Seymour lives with a Ger-

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)


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