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             A Boarding House Scandel.
  16.  Sunday.  Jack Edwards and Haney
up, proposing a visit to the Staten Island
camps.      Writing all the afternoon and evening.
Mac Cullough up, wanting me to write to Bob
Gun to urge his claims to the $50, borrowed
of him.            This night, Geary and his daugh-
ter go off to Canada, on a singing excursion,
with Sam Cowell.    The Tom Thumb engage-
ment hasn t proved a success, and I do mightily
distrust the $60 weekly payment.     Pollock, a 
goodlooking counterjumper, as Griswold calls
him, of Canadian birth, picks up a fragment
of a letter to-day, in which his initial is taxed 
with meeting Miss Mina Geary s,  outside, every
day,  with the grammatical insinuation,  I m
afraid it has gone too late,  by way of rider.
Pollock is exasperate thereon.   Cahill suspected
little Boweryem of the authorship; as he confesses,
unjustly.      I suspect Bitch Ham, possibly with
equal prejudice.            Pollock and little Geary did
a deal of matutinal gushing, before the tenor
with the strabismic eye was up of mornings.
  17.  Monday.   To the  Evening Post  office
and there, after considerable delay, got off to
Governor s Island, going in the government row-
boat.         Colonel Smith, the officer in command,
had just gone to New York, so after an inter-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page eleven
Description:Regarding a scandal at his boarding house.
Date:1861-06-16
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Cowell, Sam; Edwards, John; Geary; Geary, Mina; Griswold; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ham, Mrs.; Haney, Jesse; McCulloch; Pollock; Smith, Colonel
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-08

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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.