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Affairs at 132 Bleecker Street.
tions in a kind of timeful no-time.   Vanity 
Fair  is now a monthly, to great detriment and
dismay of the gentle James and many others.
It is as reactionary and flippant as ever. If the
devil really takes care of his own V. F. must
be a bastard.  x  x  x  I take it as an evi-
dence of Edge s prosperity that he has absented
himself from 132 B. St. since that night.
Watson related that Edge, not long ago, re-
ceived some money from England and gamb-
led it away in a night.          Thus does Fortune
favor the brave by giving them lessons in
prudence, but the brave are not always wise
enough to profit by such lore.   Jewitt s brother
lately died in Po keepsie.  The settlement of
his estate takes the surviving brother to the
country.  x  x  Cahill openly boasts that his
intentions are  strictly dishonorable  towards
Miss Delany.     He scoffs at remonstrances
and avows the opinion that woman is only a
being created for the convenience of his own
sex and the gratification of his lust.        If I can
discover Miss D s masculine relations, I
shall submit the matter to them.       Meanwhile
I shall remind Mrs Boley of the duty she
has to the young woman residing under her
[unclear word]  Watson, with the ingenious and per-
[unclear word] casuistry of a semi-devil, argues
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and eighteen
Description:Describes a letter received from George Boweryem containing news from New York.
Date:1863-02-05
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Delany, Miss; Frank; Edge, Frederick; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Vanity fair.; Watson, Frederick; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker Street
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.