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	       Exit Le Van.
eye and would have administered into him an
unquestionable licking, had not Waterman and
Mrs. Boley most unjustifiably prevented it.   Mrs.
Butler s name was mixed up in the row, too, so
Boweryem says.           So the Beast with the pur-
ple mazzard has purged the house of his presence:
I never met a more purely odious person in
my pretty large experience.   It appears that
he and the Irishwoman, Ham, have not been
on speaking terms for a long time.   I suppose
Red Phiz wanted to play the  full-acorned
boar,  without the performance of the stipulated
amount of treatings, lyings, slowerings and
other mastifications, which the she-dog considered
her due.               There is but one woman in this
house who has the slightest claim to the title of
lady   little Geary.          And the daughter is a good
girl.      Probably the honestest and
cheeriest person in the house is Mary the ro-
bustuous Irish chambermaid   Mary who cuts
the broadest jokes with the men-boarders and never
affects an atom of delicacy.

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and eight
Description:Describes an argument between Jewett and Levan at his boarding house.
Date:1861-05-31
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Butler, Mrs. (boarder); Geary, Mina; Geary, Mrs.; Ginnerty, Mary; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ham, Mrs.; Waterman; Working class women
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.