Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page ninety-nine

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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

Item: Diary

Rights: Public Domain (no known copyright)


Dates: 1859


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

Subjects: Diaries


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