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as claquer (as the father does   I
have seen him) and inviting all use-
ful people to drink.    Of course he
is in debt with Boley, as are Shep-
herd and Mullen, the last of whom
lies in bed till 12 or 1, draws or
goes abroad, returning in a state of
reeling, staggering drunkenness,
when he tumbles over chairs or the 
stove, and finally staggers to bed.
Once, attracted by the light at which
I was writing he made an irruption
into Halsted s and my room, being
disposed to be very friendly. A perfectly
wild Irishman is Mullen, yet he
has ability with his pencil, He swears
and blasphemes like the ex-filibuster
he is, delights in rushing about the
attic floor in a semi-nude condition,
with a blanket wrapped round him
Indian fashion, or got up like a
ridiculous Turk.    What with him,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and sixty-five
Description:Regarding Edward F. Mullen.
Date:1863-03-28
Subject:Bateman; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Drunkenness; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halsted; Mullen, Edward F.; Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two
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, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.