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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 13, June 9-10, 1860

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Identifier: DX02673554

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 13, June 9-10, 1860

Description: Regarding a sailboat cruise Frank Cahill is taking with George Arnold, Frank Wood, William Winter, and Edward Mullen.

Transcription:

9

[Frank] Cahill off — for Somewhere.

got $3, the balance of what he [Henry Addey] owed me last week. Symptoms of impecuniosity beginning to develop themselves! Writing all the evening till 11, then out with [Amos] Bowman for a mug of ale at the “Optimus.” Cahill has gone off for a cruise in a sail-boat, this afternoon, in company with George Arnold, Frank Wood, [William] Winter and [Edward] Mullen. [Fitz James] O’Brien wanted to be of the party, but being “on a rock,” as Cahill phrased it — in other words hard-up, and an expensive “party” to treat, he wasn’t invited. They propose to cruise down the bay till Monday. Like most of the others, young Wood has his pet-prostitute — a colored girl, who, says Cahill, “loves him”! A third letter from Bob Gun to-day, containing an account of the garotting of four men — pretty well narrated, too.

10. Sunday. Writing all the morning. At 5 1/2 turned out, called unsuccessfully at 16th street for [Jesse] Haney, and at [Frank] Bellew’s; took a lonely walk and returned. The day sunny but unusually cold — a March day out of season. [George] Boweryem returned from a visit to Fort Lee, after supper, during which he had called on [Thomas Dunn] English, who he thought “was decidedly cool to him.” To [E.H.] Chapin’s, then to 745 [Broadway]. Haney, [Carl] Knudsen and [Charles] Honeywell there, the first sitting between Matty [Edwards]

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-06-09

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Diaries
Prostitutes
Boats and boating
Leisure

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