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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 10, June 4-5, 1860

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Identifier: DX02671361

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 10, June 4-5, 1860

Description: Mentions Jesse Haney attending a prize-fight that was broken up by the police, and Frank Cahill's nighttime activities with Frank Wood, Edward Mullen, and others.



Miscellaneous. [Frank] Cahill’s doings.

[Jesse] Haney. He attended another abortive prize-fight on Saturday morning, which the police broke up, with atrocious brutality. The Thomsons [Mort and Clifford] and [Thad] Glover accompanied him. Mort has relapsed a little into old occasionalities; he gets drunk now and then. Haney thinks he and Grace [Eldredge] may be privately married. To 745 [Broadway], with Haney, after a rain-storm. Matty [Edwards], Jack [Edwards] and Mr. E. [George Edwards] present, Sally [Edwards] not appearing till towards our departure, when she retired to the sofa and, on my asking her why, said “Because she chose.” Haney goes to Philadelphia tomorrow evening.

5. Tuesday. [Frank] Cahill’s clothes discovered in the bath-room, he in bed. Whether, on coming home at 5. A.M., he disrobed himself with some drunken idea of bathing, I don’t know. He has been drinking and going to brothels with young Fool [Frank] Wood, [Edward] Mullen and the like. This miserable “Vanity Fair” “crowd” show him the cold shoulder and insult him when he is hard up, now he has some command of money, they willingly drink and whore with him. He has neither paid little [George] Boweryem the borrowed $6, or decreased his debt to Mrs. [Susan] Boley. Writing awhile, down-town by noon. To “Momus” and “Tribune” Office, saw [Charles] Wilbur and [Charles] Dana at the latter,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-06-04

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Drinking of alcoholic beverages


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