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	Night  Charges  in the
was ominously, sullenly threatening towards
her, saying suggestively:  You just give me in
charge, that s all!              But the woman had
been beaten into resistance, and persisted; so the
cordivainer was locked up.         I judge from
police-records that shoemakers are addicted
to wife-beating, over the proportion of such
offenders from other crafts.     Perhaps, as
Mrs. Nickleby suggested, its  something in the
leather.     Or rather, sedentary men are commonly un-
healthy men, prone to morbid excitements.
Anon a German shop-keeper charged a stark,
brawny-looking young villain, in a loose blue
shirt, with a bare neck and breast, with ha-
ving burst into his store on some small provo-
cation, intent on damage and robbery, a posse
of others abetting.     I forget how this case was
disposed of.            Then Catherine Nolan s hus-
band came to inquire after her, in company
with a very old woman, both Irish, of
course.      He couldn t attain sight or release 
of his wife.          Then a very, very drunken,
well-dressed Dutchman appeared, who could
not utter a coherent syllable; his pockets were
searched and he conveyed to a cell.      Then
a screaming, a foul-mouthed and belligerent
baggage, hotly-accusing and accused by an
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and forty-four
Description:Describes an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting election returns.
Subject:Drunkenness; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Irish; Nolan; Imprisonment; Nolan, Catherine; Police; Prisoners; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-04-29


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.