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	          Glover the odious.
travelled with Heenan and the bruisers on a
sparring-tour throughout the South last winter.
A foolisher, more depraved fellow in his misera-
ble walk, scarcely exists even in the stinking at-
mosphere of N.Y. journalism.          Cahill came
home presently, drunk also, and he and Shep-
herd fell to abusing each other at table, with
oath and coarse epithet   a dreary, provoking
business.   When they had both gone and I sat
over a cup of tea, only Mrs Boley and  Anas-
tatia Leahy  present, the latter genteely opined
that Mr Cahill ought to get married! that would
reform him   said he was always a gentleman,  
though &c &c.         Upstairs I found the
three, Shepherd and Glover in dispute about
Wendell Phillips  coming lecture; Glover, with
violence and abuse, being, of course, on the devil s
side.            They relieved me of their presence in
time; Shepherd returning in half an hour.
I had to go out to visit more concert-hells and
took him with me to keep him out of worse mis-
chief.   (He gave me $16 at lunch time) to keep
for him   had already, by night, squandered
the rest, or most of it.)   Hillard (Oliver) came
up with one Drake, a friend of his.  All out to-
gether; parted with Hillard and friend at the
 Melodean,  met Hayes the engraver, who joined
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and three
Description:Mentions Glover's visit to his boarding house.
Date:1861-12-18
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Drunkenness; Glover, Thad; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (engraver); Heenan, John C.; Hillard, Oliver; Journalism; Leahy, Anastatia; Marriage; Phillips, Wendell; Shepherd, N.G.; 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.