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	    Morris s Boarding-House.
the soul of hospitality.    Bob s matrimonial
life however has not been entirely harmonious;
he dissipates occasionally and, once, Beckett had
to interfere to reconcile man and wife and prevent
their parting.               Return to dinner.     By 5  
to Morris  boarding-house as promised, finding
him in a top room adjoining that in which Bowery-
em and I visited him a year and a half
ago.    Supped with him.  It s a stylish boarding
house, yet he pays but $4 a week owing to the
influence of the extraordinary Mrs Bryant.  Mor-
ris is unchanged   amiable as weak tea; kindly,
irrtable and thin-skinned as ever.    As another prea-
cher occupied Chapin s pulpit, we, after ascertain-
ing that, went to 745.          Mr and Mrs E. and
Ann present, after church came the girls, Nast,
Jack and Honeywell, and anon Haney.   He had
been to Jim Parton s as usual and related how
Jim had  determined  that he wouldn t allow ano-
ther Christmas to pass as this had   himself away
from the Edwardses.      Haney seemed to pronounce
this as a sort of triumph, but I thought that present
fact rather conflicted with that view of it.     The
Arch-Bitch is just now rampantly anglophobic:
she would  perish to the last man rather than     fid-
dlestick.       Mort Thomson stayed buy a day in town
on his recent visit.                  Saw Haney and Morris
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and twenty-two
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Date:1861-12-29
Subject:Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Boardinghouses; Bourne, Bertha Frances Blake (Gun); Boweryem, George; Bryant, Mrs.; Chapin, E.H.; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Marriage; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Parton, James; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
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.