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             A party of Four to Yonkers.
of downright impertinence.  If he sees a letter
lying on the table, open, from anybody he knows,
he glances at it, asks to read it; I d not
trust him alone with anything I didn t want
to come under his observation.    I believe this
sort of thing is one of the surest tests of instinct-
ive gentlemanliness: As far as my experience
goes, just about ninety-nine in a hundred per-
sons are able to come out of it in triumph.
  22.  Saturday.   With Mrs. Geary, Mrs.
Butler and Cahill to Yonkers, to visit the
Mozart regiment.  The trip was one of Cahill s
suggesting, on the women rallying him, over the
breakfast-table, about  the gentlemen never taking
the ladies anywhere.    I fell into it readily enough,
being willing to have an idle day and maliciously
enjoying the prospect of setting the other women
boarders cackling with jealousy.     Little Bow-
eryem was very glum about it, and asked
Cahill, when they were dressing, whether He
was to be left out in the cold? to which Cahill
responded with brutal candor,  Yes, he Was, 
adding further that  Of course we didn t Want
him!            The excursion proved pleasant
enough, the day lovely.     Riley had to be in
town, but they gave us our dinner, with the of-
ficers; we saw the arrangements of the troops,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page twenty-three
Description:Describes a visit to Mozart's Regiment at Yonkers with Frank Cahill, Mrs. Geary, and Mrs. Butler.
Date:1861-06-21
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Butler, Mrs. (boarder); Cahill, Frank; Geary, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 40th; Riley; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Yonkers, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

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.