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	        Things at 132.
being sly and non-committal about it.     The
cross-eyed tenor is here, also Miss Mina   the
latter doing a mild flirtation with one Halsted,
who boarded her formerly.  He was a Pennsylva-
nian of ultra Secession tendencies, went down to
Savannah about a year ago, was in danger of
being drafted into the army, and had to escape 
westwards, leaving property behind him.  He is
now in the volunteer Northern army and, they say,
in a consumption.    Jones got fearfully jealous about
Mrs. Butler; went about slapping his forehead
and doing melodrama.      Miss, really Mrs. Black,
our ex-boarder, who excited the wrath of Boley
by starting a rival establishment, and wheedling
away some of hers, made a smash of it in short
time, previously seizing beast Le Van s trunk
on account of his getting in arrears.    Mrs Palmer
has left.       The Lloyds all live in Jersey city.   Gris-
wold has regular employ at Anthony s and  fights
the tiger  occasionally   a weakness of his. And
the women cackle a great deal of evenings and
are generally of a very cheap order, all of them.
  22.  Sunday.   Doing chores all the morning,
Cahill present most of the time.  A dull overcast
day.      In the afternoon to Bellew s, learning
from Cahill that he had returned to his old lod-
gings at 12th street, though the occupants of the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and three
Description:Gives news regarding his fellow boarders at 132 Bleecker Street.
Date:1861-09-21
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bellew, Frank; Black, Mrs.; Butler, Mrs. (boarder); Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Geary; Geary, Mina; Geary, Mrs.; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halsted; Jones (boarder); Le Van; Palmer, Mrs.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Savannah, [Georgia]
Coverage (Street):12th Street
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.