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	And Oregonian Cymon.
he grinned a good deal over the supper-table and
affected a cordiality and amenity of manner which
was immense.         He used to bring a boy,  Charley, 
(one of the ready-made family to which he was to be-
come papa) to table, lift him into a chair, cater
for him and be entertained by his prattle.  Lloyd
the elder, rather a sharkish person, backed his
brother with purse and advice in the business.  They
are all off the scene, now, and the little widow is
to be married in June.              We have a tall
and rather goodlooking Mrs. Butler here   a board-
ing house widow   with the usual husband, who
behaved atrociously to her, around somewhere, and
an objectionable boy in his teens.         Also there are
sundry women whom I haven t time to individual-
ize.
  7.  Sunday.   In doors until evening.  Phillips
up, anon Cahill, then Boweryem.       The second
went off to dine with Seymour and the third 
to Fort Lee.         Writing during the afternoon.
Stockton up, just as I was going out.         Mac
Elrath has got a berth under the new adminis-
tration and designs selling the  Century.    To
Chapin s, but another clergyman preached.     Af-
ter service to 745.       Nast opened the door to
me and I found only him and the young, flaxen-
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page sixty-six
Description:Comments on the people living in his boarding house.
Date:1861-04-06
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Butler, Mrs. (boarder); Cahill, Frank; Century.; Chapin, E.H.; Deforest, Charley; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lloyd (boarder); McElrath; Nast, Thomas; Phillips; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Stockton
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.