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         Row between Jewett and Le Van.
spite of my botherings.
  31.  Friday.   Drawing all the morning, then
rubbed out what I had done and went down
town, in the beautiful summer s afternoon, feeling
sad and irritated at the old problem of poverty
facing me again.    A bit of comfort at the  Evening
Post  office, as Maverick, on my exhibiting Godwin s
letter, authorized me to carry out a suggestion of mine.
To Haney s; saw him.           Looked in at the  Cou-
rier  office, saw Smith and Briggs.            Cahill
came home to our 6   o clock meal, decidedly
tipsy.             This evening a row occurred over our
supper-table and afterwards, in the hall between
old Jewett and the beast Le Van.        For the last
two weeks the latter has been indirectly and clum-
sily bullying our landlady, having taken offence,
it seems, on a question of fish at a Sunday
breakfast.   This night he was grumbling at the
victuals, when Jewett remonstrated.   Words be-
got words, and Le Van became grossly insulting
both to his antagonist and Mrs. Boley.     Among
other agreeable things, he demanded Whether she
kept a Bully in the house for the purpose of in-
sultin  her Boarders? and presently told Jewett
he was drunk, when  the archetype of human
wisdom,  as Boweryem calls him, but him in the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and seven
Description:Describes an argument between Jewett and Levan at his boarding house.
Date:1861-05-30
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewett; Le Van; Maverick, Augustus; New York evening post.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-08

 

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.