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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 85, March 3-4, 1860

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Identifier: DX02885964

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 85, March 3-4, 1860

Description: Regarding a fist-fight among Fitz James O'Brien, George Arnold, and Frank Wood.


O’Brien's eye blacked.

3. Saturday. Writing. Down-town after dinner. To “Tribune,” “Courier” & “Nic-nax” offices, missed [Charles A.] Dana, got no money from, Smith, found only [Frank] Cahill at [Jesse] Haney’s. Rain, mud and blue devils, out of spirits and out of money. Writing at night. Cahill returned up-town with Will Waud, the latter drunk on the former’s report and his own subsequent admission. I didn’t see him. [George] Boweryem and [James] Morris in my room. [Fitz James] O’Brien, being drunk and pugilistic, half-tried to force latter at the expense of [George] Arnold, to’ther afternoon. Afterwards going up Broadway with poor-young-man [Frank] Wood and Arnold, both of them more or less inebriated, with their caps garnished with pipe-lights, the bibulous baron of Inchiquin [O’Brien] pitched into a man who attempted to take one of said pipe-lights from his companion’ head-gear. I am glad to learn that the man gave him an awful black eye. He was showing his swollen fist at the “Vanity Fair” Office and bragging of how hard he must have hit his adversary.

4. Sunday. Out for half-an-hour of the sunny morning with W. Waud and Cahill, the first off for the day, to Brooklyn, where

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-03-03

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)


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