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	  Boarding-House Matters.
the evening, being part of the time accom-
panied by Boweryem and Jewitt, between
whom ensues a little ridiculous mystification,
when Jewitt denounces Halsted, without na-
ming him, as one who couldn t keep his
mouth shut about favors received.         Ca-
hill does not turn up all day and Shepherd
tells me of notes from Armstrong and Seymour,
about his neglecting his duties.       It can have
but one ending.       We sit up till 12, reading
Hood and talking, while the rain comes
down in torrents without; Shepherd dozes;
I feel tired and sick and out of sorts, think
of the death of Levison and his child in that
room and of much more and finally go
to bed;   Shepherd staying all night.  He
has been to Harper s in the morning, seen
Guernsey and returned with a rejected story.
  3.  Sunday.   Cahill appears with a black
eye and without a cent of his weekly $16.  Shep-
herd and I humbug him about the recent
exposure until he supposes the girls  appear-
ance in the house is attributed to him and
that he is in danger of being turned out.
Indoors; weak and tired during the morn-
ing and part of the afternoon.   Richardson
with Griswold in his room   of course talk-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page forty-one
Description:Regarding a scandal at his boarding house.
Date:1861-11-02
Subject:Armstrong; Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Griswold; Guernsey; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halsted; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Jewett; Levison, Ellen; Levison, William; Mathews, Emma; Mathews, Lizzy; Richardson (boarder); Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Shepherd, N.G.
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.