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	    Will Waud s old Complaint.
talking of the money invested in the concert-saloons
as a claim to consideration in their behalf.         Miss
Alden is, as her name imports, a down-easter, and
looks like one.      Mrs. Chamberlain is, it appears,
a guest   one who doesn t pay for her board.   She
was introduced by the Kinnes.     The Irishry con-
tinue as objectionable as ever.      Happily I have-
n t a word to say to anybody in the house, bar-
ring Mrs. B. Cahill, Boweryem, Softly and
occasionally Jewett.  I m friendly enough with
Phillips and Griswold, too, but see little of them.
  Ours is decidedly a good low boarding-house.
If we could get a burglar or two as inmates, we
might be complete and comfortable.
  10.  Friday.   A beastly, drizzly, muddy, slop-
py day.   Down-town by 5, looked into  Sunday
Times  office, read proof.    At F. Leslie s saw
J. Wood, who told me that William Waud had
been discharged by Leslie in consequence of his
idleness.     He never did more than two days work
a week,  said John Angell.        He had two or three
warnings, and then Leslie had to sack him.     He
gives him outside work, now, out of goodnature; it
might be done in the office and the expense spared. 
(When W. W. was in Charleston I don t think he
did more than two days work in as many weeks.)
Up town.   Cahill deplorably drunk at the dinner
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and sixty-six
Description:Regarding fellow boarders in her boarding house.
Date:1862-01-09
Subject:Alden, Miss; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Chamberlain, Mrs.; Frank Leslie's illustrated news.; Griswold; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Kinne; Kinne, Mrs.; Leslie, Frank; Phillips; Phillips (boarder); Phillips, Mrs. (boarder); Softly; Waud, William; Wood, John A.
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.