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ly-amassed fortune there was a litigious brawl
subsequent to her death.     Very probably this
is a similar connection; it looks enough like
it, the bitch herself having all the aspect of
what Cahill would denominate  a parlor woman. 
Both he and Shepherd have smelt after her 
in their time, and of the latter, the worst is sur-
mised.      He used to be all day long in her room,
says Boweryem.      She follows the lead of her
beastly New Yorkish husband in cackle, thinks
that all abolitionists ought to be tarred, feath-
ered, hung, burnt, and  she d like to do it. 
So much for Mrs Blankman; the other
woman   the widow   is palpably cheap, trashy,
and accessible; her name Dennis; she wants
to be married, kept, or to go down South;
she laughs, talks with perfect unconcern about 
her husband s death and 
directly afterwards swopped off his clo-
thes for some china or flowers to a street mer-
chant.        The other witness, a Miss Delany,
is simply stupid; until you discover the vul-
garity of her countenance you think her good-
looking: I know nothing of her character.
These three presented the case to Jewitt, who
in the absence of Mrs Boley (away until this
evening at Philadelphia or Washington) has had
the proctectorate of the boarding-house) Mrs
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page fourteen
Description:Describes gossip about his fellow boarders at 132 Bleecker Street.
Subject:Abolition; Blankman, Edmond; Blankman; Blankman, Mrs.; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Delany, Miss; Dennis; Dennis, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Shepherd, N.G.; White, Fanny; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-10-18


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.