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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 74, July 29-31, 1859

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Identifier: DX03067220

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 74, July 29-31, 1859

Description: Regarding Frank Cahill's financial troubles.

Transcription:

morning and at night, as last night, camping on mattress &c. He [Frank Cahill] has been turned out of his boarding-house, owing for two weeks. What little appeared he has remains there. Florence don't produce his farce, won't advance money on it, the editors of the Sunday papers retain, not print his sketches, and altogether he is desperately hard-up.

30. Saturday. Drawing. Down town, hither and thither in the afternoon. Calling at Edwards' in the evening to get a book, [James] Parton happened in. He proposing to lend me others pertinent to wh an article I have to write, I accompanied him to his home, waiting outside, till he brought the volumes.

[James] Morris becomes an inmate of this house to-day, taking my old room.

31. Sunday. In doors till evening, when with Morris and [Bob] Gun, went to 16th street, called on [Jesse] Haney and subsequently to Palace Garden. Met little Perkins there and saw [George] Wilks of "Porter's Spirit" &c. Cahill up in my room this morning and as usual, at night. Haney ordered a story of him paying $6 for it, which money his ex-land lady accepted, before refusing him further accommodation. She knows Mrs [Catharine] Potter, or Mrs P. has visited her. Cahill got $2 from [James L.] Smith of the Mercury Courier. I had occasion to go up in that office on Saturday afternoon, having a portrait or

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1859-07-29

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Artists
Boardinghouses
19th century
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Diaries

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