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	More Boarding-House Scandal.
the occupation of which, during the past week,
there is a pretty history to chronicle.  Seven days
ago, in accordance with a paper-invitation, display-
ed on our door posts, two young women pre-
sented themselves as boarders, stating themselves to
be dancers at  Canterbury Hall,  one of the Broad-
way places of evening entertainment, named after
the London one.    Mrs. Boley was rather shy of them
but incontinently they took possession of the room
in question and appeared, not very regularly,
at the table.    One was a rather tawdrily-dressed
girl of about eighteen, with a look about the eyes
as though she were accustomed to be up all night,
the other, her elder by five or six years.   They
behaved quietly enough before others, but 
Cahill and Halsted, speedily ascertaining
their character, availed themselves of it.  Halsted,
by the way, is a very newly-married man; he
returned from a journey down-east, two weeks
ago, made for the object of terminating his bache-
lorhood.     Previously, he was making love to Mina
Geary, up to the day of the soft-hearted Irish
girl s departure, telling both Cahill and Boweryem
that she had consented to it and that only the
probability of his obtaining a commission and
joining the army presented his carrying the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page thirty-six
Description:Regarding a scandal at his boarding house.
Date:1861-11-02
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Canterbury Hall (New York, N.Y.); Civil War; Geary, Mina; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halsted; Mathews, Emma; Mathews, Lizzy; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.