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                     Edge, in search of
disappointed him in not paying for a story.
He would have plenty of money the next day etc.,
etc.   He tried to ingratiate himself into my favor
by inquirings (disinterestedly of course) as to
the state of my finances.    I took the hint of jump-
ing out of bed and securing my purse, which lay
on the table, and placing it under my pillow.    I
found he had come to pass the night.     But I
was resolved he should not share my bed and
I point-blank refused his request that he might
do so.    Presently came Shepherd.      Our unwel-
come guest again related the story of his wrongs to
an unsympathizing listener.       He was assured
that there was not sufficient room in a single 
bed for two, and was advised to betake himself
to a spare bed in Jewett s room.   He objected that
he didn t like to; that Jewett had an antipathy
to him which was mutual.    Finally, about 2
o clock, after fidgeting round the room to our
intense annoyance and disgust, he left to try
the effect of his blandishments on Cahill and Mul-
len.     Cahill would none of him.    Then trying Mul-
len he fared no better, but exasperated that
gentleman to a pitch of excitement furiously gro-
tesque.    Rising from bed Mullen came to our
room for a light, calling down the malediction
of Heaven on his own respectable liver and lights.
Then he set out, in his shirt-tail, to hunt
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and ninety-four
Description:Describes a letter received from George Boweryem.
Date:1863-01-23
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Edge, Frederick; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Mullen, Edward F.; Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-11-18

 

Volume
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.