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                  A Night s Lodging.
Edge through the house.   He had gone to bed
drunk, so you may imagine his amiable mood.
Descending through the various floors with a
torch of twisted newspaper, he breathed fire
and slaughter: I doubted whether Edge had
enough blood in his emaciated anatomy to satis-
fy the avenger on his track.       Coming back, Mul-
len exhaled blasphemy and wrath; he swore in
such a manner as to assure me that the army
of Walker in Nicaragua must have been as pro-
ficient in that military accomplishment as eke
that of Flanders.     Fascinated, as a bird by a
snake, Edge discovered himself, and Mullen ad-
dressed him as follows:
   Now lookee here, Mister Edge!   This is play-
ed out, you know!  And I m damned if I ll 
have it!   By    ! that s so!  You, a comin moon-
in  round this  ere house in the night!  Creeping
round in the dark by   !  It s a damned out-
rage! and it s quite improper!  Curse me if I
knew whether you were a ghost or an animal!
I wouldn t object to you if you was a ghost,
and I ve a damned good mind to make one of
you!   You ve been into my room, you have; and
I didn t know whether you were there still or not!
First I hear you in the room, and I sing out
 Who s that?  and you says  It s me!  Damn
you! who s me?  What right have you got
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page one hundred and ninety-five
Description:Describes a letter received from George Boweryem.
Date:1863-01-23
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Boweryem, George; Edge, Frederick; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mullen, Edward F.; Walker, William
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.