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Cahill and Shepherd, Mary
Ginnerty, the robustuous chambermaid
lives in a perpetual state of scuffle
and yell, when on our floor.   She
likes the exercise, however, and is
perfectly capable of taking care of
herself.       Mullen never wears drawers
or underclothing and exhibited two a
pairs of socks, which he once bought
to Shepherd as an admirable curiosity
Shepherd once, in the boarding house
parlor, turned up the  bold Mullen s
trousers, in illustration of his not
having adopted civilized customs.  He
was very savage at it.        When Bo-
ley duns him, he swears at her.
He does caricature theatrical
portraits for Haney and outside
jobs, laboring not a minute more
than suffices to keep him in drink.
Cahill has appeared drunk and
foolish at table.    Shepherd mata-
grabolizes sonnets for Harper s
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and sixty-six
Description:Regarding Edward F. Mullen.
Date:1863-03-28
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Ginnerty, Mary; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; 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.