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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 50, February 11-12, 1860

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Identifier: DX02859441

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 50, February 11-12, 1860

Description: Regarding George Arnold's attitude.



[George] Arnold "off" the "Mercury."

shared [Frank] Cahill's bed, as he [N.G. Shepherd] resides with a brother-in-law (since his parents' death) who locks the street-door at 9 or some such hour. They all made an irruption into Billington's & [James] Morris' room subsequently, where the former was asleep; I heard 'em singing and hurrahing when abed myself. George Arnold has got discharged from the "Mercury." He had $15 a week, used to have $10, advanced his prices, which they paid till they could find a substitute, not a difficult matter to do, though he supposed so. He has next to cut Cahill on the strength of his recent prosperity, "says cruel things," reports his former Pylades. This Bohemian friendship growing out of similarity of tastes for the bar-room and brothel never holds water. Arnold believes in nothing, is thoroughly atheistic as to any higher law than self interest, affects the Balzacky also — What could come of it?

12. Sunday. To the studios, first of Barry, then of Pope, at the latter of which I found Frank Hillard, George Jackson (the sculptor) Barry and Rondell, the last the especial object of my visit. He had some very fine landscapes in oil there. The others left,

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-02-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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