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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 99, August 25-26, 1859

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Identifier: DX03086042

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 99, August 25-26, 1859

Description: Regarding Frank Cahill's financial troubles.



the afternoon, met Perkins returning. [Frank] Bellew up in [Bob] Gun’s room in the evening, with [Frank] Cahill, who is almost always there nocturnally now. His landlady has paid me another visit with the inevitable exposure of all sort of half-lies and whole ones he has put off upon the woman. He owes her $22 or more, didn’t pay her on his return after domestication with me: indeed his stories are utterly unreliable and mendacious. He lives about, anywhere, feeds down town at restaurants, sleeps at the “Smithsonian” at a cost of 25 cents per night; one night (Tuesday) sharing Bob Gun’s bed, another occupying the editorial chair in the Pic Office. The Hillards [Frank and Oliver] up to see me, this evening, bringing an acquaintance, one Nichols who had known both [George] Yewel and [Edward] Howland in Paris, from which he has comparatively recently returned. The two Artists work hard, have been hard-up and Howland is “accommodated” in Bardolphia phrase with a grisette. Of Yewell’s little domestic arrangement, Nichols knew nothing.

I had some claret and whisky, so we drank, smoked and talked.

26. Friday. Down town, to Carrington’s, Century &c. Drawing till 8: [Jesse] Haney coming at 6, taking ta with us, subsequently in my room with [James] Morris and Billington. Latter is a young man who has done some exceedingly weak piddlings

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-08-25

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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