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	         Fellow-Boarders.
Cahill got this Jewell history from Billy
Mulligan or some of his fraternity.   The men
may be more briefly mentioned, as I ve secu-
red them before.         Jewitt potters as usual; is 
inoffensive; don t talk at people as he was prone
to; what his relations are to Mrs Boley I find
it difficult to decide; Cahill   not a bad autho-
rity   thinks he only  likes to fool round her, 
no more.     Bradshaw; at present smelling
after Mrs. Clark.     Griswold; cheery; in his
situation at Anthony s, got for hi by Richard-
son.        Phillips; doing nothing, I think, but
pottering about his inventions; irrecoverably in
debt to Mrs. Boley.       Halsted, in a military
uniform; has been down-east and got married;
may go to the war if his regiment does.     Not-
withstanding his matrimonial engagement he
used to make love to little Mina Geary, as in
their time, have Boweryem, Pollock and Cahill.
Her father, by the way, had the inherently
Irish idea that the girl ought to make a great
match and enrich the family!        And I learn
that the Spaniard or Cuban, Rodriguez, who
occupied a back attic last spring (where he used
to close the window and smoke cigars in bed
after dinner) was employed in the same shoe-
store as Bitch Lee, and that he is  engaged 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page twenty-five
Description:Regarding the boarders at his boarding house.
Date:1861-10-25
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Bradshaw; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Clark, Mrs. (Kate Fisher); Geary; Geary, Mina; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halsted; Irish; Jewell (boarder); Jewett; Leahy, Anastatia; Marriage; Mulligan, Billy; Phillips; Pollock; Richardson (boarder); Rodriguez; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
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 life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, 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.