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to have some money.  He  twas who chummed
with Cahill and lost the $15.       Bradshaw
is an ugly widower, something in the legal or
professional way; the Woodward girls boarded
with and didn t like him at another house;
but the feud is now patched up.   Opposite
attic (my old lair) Rodriguez a Cuban,
shopman in a shoe-store on Broadway, swar-
thy, curly-haired, courteous, takes a siesta
after dinner, when he can get it.    Adjoining
attic, empty, since the departure of Cutler.
Next floor Mrs. Kinne.     Her husband, the
amiable  doctor  went off six weeks ago, on a
travelling-tour, to sell his trusses; since which
time neither his wife or partner have heard any-
thing from him.      The latter is irate and objects
to sending on stock, according to order.  Our
ex-peri fretted a little and was wroth a good
deal, has left off raddling her old face with
rouge, as the women remark.  Adjoining  hall-
bed-room  (where Levison s corpse lay, when
M ller took a cast of his face) vacant, Bowery-
em having moved into Shepherd s old apart-
ments.      The big-back-room, scene of our revels
in Ledger s time, occupied by two or three
men, the good-humored Griswold, the smiling,
friendly, inventive but rather  soft  Phillips, who
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page twenty-six
Description:Describes the current boarders at his boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Bradshaw; Cahill, Frank; Cutler, Peter Y.; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jones (boarder); Kinne; Kinne, Mrs.; Levison, William; Muller; Phillips; Rodriguez; Shepherd, N.G.; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2010-04-26


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.