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             Other Boarding-House Folks.
in his  Saturday Press  feulletons.     Geary is now
one of the minstrels of the Bryant troupe; they say
he gets over $40 a week (?).   He talks of Paris, Rome,
the Blarney Stone and tells you you would be very
much pleased with the lakes of Killarrrney.     The
family take to Mrs. Ham enormously, being as Lizzy
Woodward says,  all Irish together  and the women
kiss when they meet.   And Mrs. H. is so revoltingly
amiable on the strength of the intimacy that to look
at is to long to throw things at her.                    We
have other changes in our boarding-house: the Wood-
wards secede for another on Monday; cause, the re-
moval of Lizzy s store up-townwards, which gives
her a longer walk than she has leisure for at din-
ner-time, and general dissatisfaction.       Both the
girls object to old Jewett entering their room, the
big back parlor, (once the dining-hall in Mrs. Potter s
time) of evenings, in search of Mrs. Boley, whom
he trots after like an old tame goat.            He is a
fussy old bachelor, without harm in him but unut-
terably verbose.       I chaff Mrs. B. about him, wh
telling her I shall suggest to her whelp, Albert, the
demanding of Jewett s intentions, and the like, when
she colors up and says,  Shouldn t I be a fool? 
Mrs. B., in return of the side-objurgations of the Wood-
wards, declares that the devil enters into girls di-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page sixty-four
Description:Comments on the people living in his boarding house.
Date:1861-04-06
Subject:Albert; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Geary; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ham, Mrs.; Irish; Jewett; Potter, Mrs.; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-05-24

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.