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extracting from thence an extremely torn $2
bill, the remains of his weekly $16.       It appear-
ed he had been driving about the city in a carriage,
getting drunk, in company with Armstrong.       Re-
sisted Shepherd s entreaty for $3; made an
agreement to meet him at Mataran s at 1  ,
then to see him off, by the Camden and Ambay
boat, then down-town with M. S. to the  Post  of-
fice; saw Godwin and Maverick; thence to Har-
per s.  Up in the composing room, story not all
set up yet.    To F. Leslie s.       Met Banks, to
Haney s; Newman in.       At Mataran s.   Banks
in there; talking with him and waiting.        To
Crook and Duffs.     A cold, windy, sunny,
dusty day.        I thought that Banks might want
a meal and proposed lunch, but he had fed, and
so only took a piece of sophisticated pie.        He
told me of the arrival of Patrick B. Bellew
with his wife, and how the said Patrick had
got drunk in Banks  company.   Shepherd not
appearing, went back to Bleecker Street when
I found both him and Cahill, the latter silent
and hungry, for Mrs. Boley had reused him
his lunch, telling him she didn t care how soon
he cleared out of the house.      Shepherd got a
dollar from me and took him out to give him
a meal.       When they returned to the dinner-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and eight
Description:Mentions Mrs. Boley's anger with Frank Cahill for squandering his rent money on alcohol.
Subject:Armstrong; Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Bellew, Patrick Beckett, Mrs.; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Drunkenness; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Maverick, Augustus; Newman; Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-14


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.