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                      From New York.
to 132 to sleep after wedding and dinner
at the house of Phillips  brother.  They occupy
the little room leading off the hall-way on
the first floor.    Phillips works very steadily
and late into the night.   Celia is very wifely and
there has been no unusual excitement about the
affair; perhaps not the amount that is usual. 
Softly has left the house.   Boweryem has Shep-
herd as room-mate.      Cahill and Mullen
hate each other   cause Miss Delany: Bowery-
em proposes to  divery their frenzy  by himself
paying attention to the lady,  to which end a
neat copy of verses will, he thinks, be desirable.
Please write to Cahill and arrange to have my
funeral postponed until your return, as I could
wish you to be chief mourner.     And this
most ludicrous story:  A few nights ago, came
Edge into my room after I was in bed and
dozing.   He sat down before the fire and whi-
ned aout Cahill s room being so full of gas
from the stove that he could not endure it lon-
ger.     I made no reply.    He then imparted how
his landlady had, that night, given him sudden
notice to leave his room beause he owed her
only two weeks board, although he had been 
there nearly three months.    This he designated
as  a great inconvenience  and commiserated
himself about his sufferings.        Bonner had
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and ninety-three
Description:Describes a letter received from George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Bonner, John; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Delany, Miss; Edge, Frederick; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Mullen, Edward F.; Phillips; Shepherd, N.G.; Softly; Trainque, Cecilia (Phillips)
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-11-18


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.