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	      Boarding House Doings.
poem to them.    About the outrage by the  Knick- 
erbocker people, Morris thought of writing to the prin-
cipal daily papers, and asked my advice on the sub-
ject!       After a glass of ale together, we parted.
To the E. P. office; saw Maverick in an exceeding-
ly disgusted state at the news of the surrender of
the Southern Commissioners. Article 2 about Con-
cert-hells in; got $13.50 below for both.        Up
town by 2  .    Jack Edwards and Haney visited
me this evening, staying till 10  .   We talk-
ed England and America over bottles of ale.
  Cahill has been comparatively sober throughout
the week, having no money.  On Friday he paid
our landlady all but $2 of what he owes her.    He
don t come up in my room and I don t want him
to.          Mrs. and Miss Geary appeared at our din-
ner-table to-day, and spent the evening with the Irish-
ry (exclusive of the unappreciated Ham) in the room
of Mrs. Jewell, whose big keeper is away at Wash-
ington.  (When angered, he swears at her and 
calls her all the wh___s and b_____s in the world.)
All the party regaled themselves with hot brandy
and water and cackle and Boweryem, being sent for,
as an ulterior escort home to the Gearys, was formally
introduced to the beef-faced Leahy, whose powers of
speech he had previously slandered.   Thus the hat-
chet was buried between the little man and the Irishry.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and nineteen
Description:Regarding news about the inhabitants of his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Edwards, John; Geary, Mina; Geary, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ham, Mrs.; Haney, Jesse; Jewell (boarder); Jewell, Mrs. (boarder); Knickerbocker.; Leahy, Miss; Maverick, Augustus; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); New York evening post.; Publishers and publishing
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.