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	        New York News.
comparison with the pretext.   Cahill has been
noisy and boisterous.    Mary, the house maid, has
been as rampageous as a cat-a-courting, filling
the house with erotic yells, in her elegant social
intercourse with Phillips, Griswold and Cahill.
Pretty Mrs. Geary is hipped at her lord s absence,
and not such good company as usual.        Mrs. But-
ler is competing with the Irish Giantess (Miss M 
Cook) for the Don of diamonds.     If he goes into
the parlor the forlorn spinsters will mark him for
their own.     Like the Frenchman on Sunday in Lon-
don he has  the disgust.        Now for items about
folks.     Stockton doesn t like his work on the  World 
  it is all hack labor.      He says that  in newspa-
per offices, literary ability is not appreciated or
sought after, but only a certain business faculty
adapting itself to the mechanical process of finding
and attractively displaying ostensible news; just
as dry-goods men set forth their wares behind their
plate-glass windows   an apt comparison.      An
irate creditor of Phillips, late of the  N.Y. Illustrated
News,  tells Boweryem,  that that gentleman is in
Wisconsin, with a paramour, for whom he deserted
his wife in England; and that the woman passes
as his cousin.      I remember hearing Phillips speak
of her when Haney, Jack Edwards and I paid the
Sunday visit to Alf Waud s   if I am not mistaken
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page sixty-five
Description:Describes a letter received from George Boweryem.
Date:1861-07-18
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Butler, Mrs. (boarder); Cahill, Frank; Edwards, John; Geary; Geary, Mrs.; Ginnerty, Mary; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; McCook, Miss; New York world.; Phillips; Searle, January (G. S. Phillips); Stockton; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

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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.