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	        Mrs. Butler s Suitors.
-ing over the recent scandal.     The affairs of
132 interest the Woodward girls no less than
they do the Gearys   or Mrs. Butler!   Apro-
pos of her; Jones  reappearance is thus
accounted for: Le Van has written a letter to
the good-looking widow declaring that New York
is not capacious enough to contain both him and
his rival! hence she thinks that Jones had bet-
ter temporarily absent himself from her board-
ing-house, in case that the Ass with the Scarlet
Countenance, should fulfill his dreadful threat:
Le Van, forbidden the house in favor of the
devoted but grubby finger-nailed Cambrian, 
haunts Mrs. B. on Broadway and writes let-
ters to her.         To 12th street by 6p Bel-
lew and wife away.   To 16th; supped with
Haney at Mrs. Potters, stayed till 8  , then
out together, parting for a while at 12th.
Overtook Bellew and his wife; he returning
from a day s visit to thte camp of the Mc.
Clellan Rifles, on Staten Island.  O Brien
has shot a man in the abdomen, for insub-
ordination, outside the limits of the camp and
is now in charge of the civil authorities.
Bellew did not see him and talks very
gravely of the deed, as does his wife.  Mr.
O Brien,  she says,  is very much hated by
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page forty-two
Description:Regarding Mrs. Butler's suitors.
Date:1861-11-03
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Boardinghouses; Butler, Mrs. (boarder); Civil War; Geary; Geary, Mina; Geary, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jones (boarder); Le Van; Military; O'Brien, Fitz James; Potter, Mrs.; Women; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):12th Street; 16th 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.