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	   The Boarding House Parlor.
story is being put into print!  says John Bon-
ner, who is talking, cigar in hand, with two
men.    I had heard of his eulogizing it to Bel-
lew, on Saturday.      All right.        To  Nicnax 
office; saw Cahill.        Up-town.       Putting room
to rights and loafing the rest of the day.         In
the parlor during the dank, cold evening.      The
two Miss Woodworths , Mrs. Ham, Phillips, Jones,
Cahill and Boweryem present; also, in their
accustomed corner, Kettle and Miss Fagan. (They
will get married in a week or so, reports Ca-
hill, who got it secretly, from B rger.    The
tall serjeant of the Seventh Regiment never
bargained for this, at the outset.      He commenced
with a mere desire for an eligible flirtation, 
or something more equivocal.    A good-looking
fellow with no intellect in his face, shallow,
vain, and good-humored, no more moral than
if he had more wit; of course a reader of the
 Herald  and a democrat.)   We got to singing
songs and kept it up till Griswold entered
at about 11.        Cahill confesses he was  get-
ting a little spooney  about Miss Lizzie
Woodworth, hence he didn t frequent the parlor
on Sunday.       He  don t want to make a fool
of himself.          The girl  tends store, is red-
haired, has a pleasant, though not a very
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and eighteen
Description:Mentions that Kettle is engaged to Miss Fagan.
Date:1860-05-21
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boardinghouses; Bonner, John; Boweryem, George; Burger; Cahill, Frank; Fagan, Lyddy (Kettle); Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ham, Mrs.; Jones (boarder); Kettle; Phillips; Women; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.