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		  A Scandal.
to others and Cahill does the like.     On Fri-
day afternoon, at sunset, he tells me, having
previously imparted similar confidence to Shep-
herd and Jewitt.         I anticipate a row and
scandal and much virtuous indignation on the
part of the Irishry, and say nothing.      Some 
evenings previous, Halsted has taken Jones
to the Canterbury Hall, where they talk to
the two Miss Mathews.  (Jones has been staying
here for the last week, for a ludricous reason to
be related hereafter.)      Griswold and Phillips,
too, escort the young ladies, on once occasion, to
their place of business.    On Friday night, while
Cahill is getting drunk at the  House of Com-
mons  in company with the harlotry players, the
Gearys entertain certain of our Irishry and that
devoted  squire of dames Bradshaw.    As custo-
mary the conversation turns on the doings at 132
Bleecker Street; for, as Mrs. Boley remarks,
relating this portion of the story to myself and
Shepherd,  it s a curious thing how everybody as
has boarded here always wants to know what s
going on   they re more interested about it than
about the war, I declare!           And the Irishry,
including Mc Cook and the Lees   not the un-
fortunate Ham, who has lost Mrs. Geary s affect-
ionate regards and is not consequently invited  
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page thirty-eight
Description:Regarding a scandal at his boarding house.
Date:1861-11-02
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Bradshaw; Cahill, Frank; Canterbury Hall (New York, N.Y.); Geary; Geary, Mina; Geary, Mrs.; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halsted; Ham, Mrs.; Jewett; Jones (boarder); Leahy, Anastatia; Leahy, Miss; Mathews, Emma; Mathews, Lizzy; McCook, Miss; Phillips; Shepherd, N.G.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker Street
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.