Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page eighty-three

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Identifier: DX03073487

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 83, August 9-10, 1859

Description: Regarding a story about Frank Cahill and N.G. Shepherd's night out drinking.

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not worth much generally, doing little but two sketches. [Bob] Gun sick, too, and [James] Maurice, latter keeping his bed. [Frank] Bellew came at 6. Getting better in the evening stayed down-stairs, talking to little Miss [Sarah] Maguire. She was born in Ireland.

10. Wednesday. Chores &c. Finished letter to Alf Waud and wrote one to George Bolton, then down town. To "Century" Office. Saw F. Wood at Crook and Duff’s and J. Wood entered with Sol Eytinge. Bellew, [Frank] Cahill and [Nathaniel] Shepherd — "Daisy" Shepherd — as the fellows call him (he whom I first encountered at the Catskills, six or seven years ago) up, the two latter together both a little drunk. All in Bob Gun's room, Morris there also. It appeared that Shepherd, calling on Cahill, had taken him out to a supper and spree, in the course of which Cahill had climbed up some railings at the house of Dr Mott, in this street, and stolen a pie placed near an open window, some half dozen lookers-on being watching him. The pie, in its tin, was hot and burnt his fingers. After carrying it for a block he as hastily ran back, climbed up the railings again and returned the comestible with "Here’s your Pie!" "Thank you Sir! obliged to you!" responded the surprised women recipients. He and Shepherd had been elsewhere — to no good place — and were refused admission. Stories told. Of [George] Arnold and Shepherd drunk at Crook and Duff's affecting to quarrel and going to Times and Herald

Item: Diary

Rights: Public Domain (no known copyright)

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Dates: 1859

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

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

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