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Frank Hillard s, addressed me.     Scenery lovely,
with some autumn tints in it.      New York by
3  . P. M., arriving dirty enough.     In a 4th avenue
car to Bleecker, some oysters at restaurant, then
to 132, welcomed by Mrs Boley and Mary the
robustuous chambermaid.  A bathe, then visits in
my room from Phillips and Cahill, the latter
of whom has recently returned to the house.  Talk
of the row between him and Boweryem.  Supper,
with some familiar and some unfamiliar faces
at table, Jewitts, Bradshaw, Griswold, Geary,
Mrs and Miss ditto, the woman Ham, her fellow
canine Lee, Mc Cook, Mrs Jewell (not Alf Waud s
 wife s  mother) among the former.  Ham opened 
her mouth and elevated her eyebrows, preparing to
gush an ecstatic welcome when she saw me, and Mrs
Boley hardly could conceal her laughter at my bru-
tally cool reception of it.        Chores, packing, un-
packing, getting things into their former order.   Out.
At 9. found Cahill at Lipscombe s  Optimus    ale
and talk.     A gossip with the women on our stair-
case on our return, principally Mc Cook and Geary.
They must fain ascend to my room to view the
owl.     I had with some difficulty inducted him into
a parrot-cage, and a closet.       When Cahill and I
got up stairs, behold the bird and dislodged one
of the water or seed-glasses, emerged at the orifice
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and ninety-seven
Description:Describes his arrival back at his boarding house at 132 Bleecker.
Date:1861-09-21
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Bradshaw; Cahill, Frank; Geary; Geary, Mina; Geary, Mrs.; Ginnerty, Mary; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ham, Mrs.; Hillard, Frank; Jewell, Mrs. (boarder); Jewett; Leahy, Anastatia; Lipscombe; McCook, Miss; Phillips
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker; 4th Avenue
Scan Date:2010-06-15

 

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.