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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 26, June 14, 1860

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Identifier: DX02683066

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 26, June 14, 1860

Description: Regarding Frank Cahill leaving for England with Mary Levison's money.

Transcription:

And Flight.

[Alfred] Swinton came in (whom I had not seen since he called on me in the “Constellation” days) and John Angell Wood, who, with rounded eyes and perspiration beading his whiskers, commenced talking on the topic — [Frank] Cahill’s absconding. And, going up in to “Momus” office, [Henry] Addey’s first words were, “What has become of Mr. Cahill?,” which I had scarcely answered when, like one of Job’s messengers, enters little [George] Boweryem, with, “I’ve just heard something very dreadful!” At [Jesse] Haney’s, of course the same topic. Mrs. [Mary] Levison had announced it to him with, “Well, Mr. Cahill has cut his stick!” when Haney, shocked and grieved by the news, went out, as he said, got drunk — in other words took four brandy cocktails. I stayed there perhaps an hour (during which [James] Smith of the “Courier” and another man came in, and they talked of the one topic) and then left with Haney. As we passed Crook and Duff’s, there was John Wood retailing particulars to [Fitz James] O’Brien, Frank Wood and [George] Arnold, perhaps others of the “Vanity Fair” troupe. At first I had proposed Haney should sup with me, but on the suggestion that we should find the one topic rampant at our table, we reversed the arrangement and I went to 16th street. [William] Leslie and his wife [Marion Leslie], Miss [Lucia] Cooper, Mrs. [Catharine] Potter at table,

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-06-14

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Diaries
Theft
Newspapers

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