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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 34, June 15, 1860

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Identifier: DX02688928

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 34, June 15, 1860

Description: Regarding Frank Cahill's extravagant spending.



More of [Frank] Cahill’s Doings.

and out of her [Lyddy Fagan’s] room at all seasonable and unseasonable hours, which, Mrs Ham, occupying the same apartment, objected to, when a row ensued. It is pretty generally credited by the women that the paid ought to have been married before.x Kettle only intended flirtation or worse at the outset. A tall, good-looking fellow with just as limited an allowance of brains as serves to get along with in this world, and this his countenance indicated. She looked very Irish, was very good-humored and had lived in boarding-houses all her life.

15. Friday. [Phonography] and writing all the forenoon. After dinner to “Momus” and [Jesse] Haney’s offices, returning up-town at 6 with Haney. Writing to Hannah [Bennett] till midnight. Our theory about Cahill’s having squandered money which he couldn’t replace proves correct. He gave a supper to most of the Vanity Fairians, including George Arnold, [Edward] Mullen, [William] Winter, F. Wood, and others, not [Fitz James] O’Brien, and certain of the colored prostitutes resident at the house in Greene Street which he and Bob Gun used to frequent, at a Broadway saloon, I believe the Jones house, where the whole delightful company got drunk, Cahill paying expenses. Young Wood says he repaid him the whole next day, but [N.G.] Shepherd, my informant credits the assertion no

x Cackle of Mrs Ham’s originating.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-06-15

Type(s): Diary

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

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


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