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	           The Landlady s Son.
He had, too, outraged them over the dinner-table
by reviling the  N.Y. Ledger  which the beefy-one
purchases and reads, when a good many tossings
of the head, sniffings, and nasal-upturnings and
 Did you evers?  ensued.       On Boweryem s  squi-
ring Mina and Mrs. Geary home, the lat-
ter explained why she didn t honor Bradshaw
with the office   that hideous but gallant individual,
it appears, hasn t behaved with due respect to the
wife of the strabismic tenor   in other words has
tried carnal conclusions.     Geary himself is in
Boston.    I wouldn t venture a bad shilling
on the chastity of all this rabblement of women,
especially the Irishry.   I have observed the slimy Leahy
indulging in cow-like endearments on the staircase
with Albert Boley, the delightful son of our land-
lady.    He is a lame, curly-black-haired fellow of
perhaps three and twenty, a perfect ruffianly b hoy,
low gambler and irreclaimable loafer, who steals
soap and tobacco out of the boarder s rooms, (if not
articles of more value) bullies his foolish mother,
lies abed till 2 or 3 in the afternoon, and brings
fellows of his own stamp home at those hours in
the morning, to share his bed in any room which
may be temporarily unoccupied.    He did the lat-
ter in the apartment next to mine to ther night,
when I suppressed their noise by pounding on the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and twenty
Description:Regarding news about the inhabitants of his boarding house.
Date:1861-12-28
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Albert; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Bradshaw; Geary; Geary, Mina; Geary, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leahy, Anastatia; Leahy, Miss; New York ledger.
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.