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holds forth anent John Knox and the Free Kirk,
happened, with another, to be imbibing at an
adjacent grocery store, when a handmaiden
of Mrs Moorhouse came there, on some errand,
(probably for liquor.)     Ritchie having no key,
with the other followed her to the house, and
whether from stupidity or impudence followed her
to Mrs Moorhouse door.   The lady actress putting 
out her head and spying him asked him what
he wanted, and threatening to call her husband.
Ritchie didn t speak, and Moorhouse, who
like his wife, was in night-attire; leapt up  
Ritchie bolted    Charley  followed, and 
overtaking him close by my door, commenced
lamming him terrifically.  His lady wife followed
also;   Ritchie hailed murder, and cussed, and
roared, and the other folks got up.   Finally
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page forty-eight
Description:Describes an incident at his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Drunkenness; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Knox, John; Moorhouse, Charley; Moorhouse, Mrs.; Ritchie
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, boarding house living, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, the start of the ''Lantern'' publication and joining the ''Lantern Club,'' attending a ball on Governors Island, attending a lecture by E. H. Chapin, visits to Staten Island, and a visit to Niagara Falls.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, New York
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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.