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in an animal way, reminding me
really of Matty Edwards, though I
don t like to think of her in connection
with this girl, who is as stupid as
an owl, and over accessible towards
familiarities.   Well, Boweryem
of course fell in love with her and
addressed her in high flown sonnets, 
miles above her comprehension, be-
having like a jealous tan-tit
when Mullen and Cahill entered
the lists, in their peculiarly refined
styles.   Mullen made Orson-courtesies
over the dinner-table, Cahill
was facetious and familiar, talked
impudently and  took liberties.   He
boasted absurdly about his intentions
being  strictly dishonorable  and talked
with characteristic brothel phrase
  when Boweryem would primly ask
Mrs Phillips (late Miss Trainque)
whether she regarded Delany as a
friend   whether she would not
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and sixty-eight
Description:Regarding the intentions of several men in the boarding house towards Miss Delany.
Date:1863-03-28
Subject:Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Delany, Miss; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mullen, Edward F.; Trainque, Cecilia (Phillips); Women
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.