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	Shepherd s Decadence.
private, to any new women-boarders, as a
woman-hater, one who didn t believe in virtue
  i.e. herself.      They always tell me of it, pro-
fessing surprise at finding me such a very dif-
ferent person!                       Bradshaw, too, goes
for a trip to St. Domingo, accepting a super-
cargoship, for the benefit of his inflammatory rheu-
matism.      A good-humored, uglyish man, and a
great squire of dames.
  19.  Wednesday.   Writing.   Out in the after-
noon, to tailor &c.           At work on military
article till 1 A.M.           Shepherd up about 9,
rather drunk and communicative.       How he
had borrowed a sum of money, for some special
purpose, squandered it in liquor and harlots,
and in treating O Brien to dinner. (Which in-
dividual brags of licking Maverick for an
article in a country paper, pitching into the Se-
venth, attributed to, but not written by A. M.
He will do it when he turns honest.)
  20.  Thursday.   Shepherd up again, and
took Cahill out, to be treated to beer.  To
 Evening Post  Office with copy.  Met J. A. Wood
in Nassau Street, who talked about returning
to England this year, professed with detestation
of Americans, north and south, and a charita-
ble wish that each party might exterminate the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page sixteen
Description:Regarding a visit from Shepherd.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bradshaw; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ham, Mrs.; Maverick, Augustus; O'Brien, Fitz James; Shepherd, N.G.; Women; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Nassau Street
Scan Date:2010-06-09


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.