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	Doings at 132 Bleecker.
how nocturnal type-setting on the Daily News has
made the writer ill, how he has paid a day s
visit to Sing Sing which did him  a positive and
great benefit  and then plunges into gossip.    Stock-
ton has left the World, which has once more changed
hands and is going on with its dying in an equable
and respectable manner.    Boweryem holds posses-
sion of my room, till I return.        Mrs Butler
has left, Jones  distressingly close attentions are
maliciously alleged as the cause.     Mrs Ham is
back, unchanged.   x   x    She was talking gush
assisted by Miss Tom, to an Irish captain
and one Halsted (refugees from the South, ex
pelled for refusing to fight for the holy cause of
Slavery) and a precious miouw-row-wowing
the pair kept up.   Said Ham, languishingly:  People
say I am cold.     Well, I know I am cold, but
 tis the world makes me so!        In Heaven s name,
Madam!  Boweryem suggested,  why don t you
wear flannel, then?  which brutal remark elicited
a hearty laugh from all present.     Old Jewett and
Mrs Boley bill and coo all day, he like Sydney s
shepherd.
   Piping as tho  he never should grow old. 
Phillips still potters over his inventions, tent &c.,
totally out of work and means.      Griswold is clerk
in Anthony s stereoscope store and sends me pictures
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and seventy-five
Description:Describes a letter received from George Boweryem.
Date:1861-09-13
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Butler, Mrs. (boarder); Civil War; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halsted; Ham, Mrs.; Jewett; Jones (boarder); New York world.; Phillips; Stockton; Tomlinson, Miss; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker
Scan Date:2010-06-11

 

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.