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shows at our dinner table, being
a good deal deferred to and toadied
by Mrs Boley.     It s  Judge! will
you have this?    Judge won t you
have a bit of that?  all through
the meal.   All the remarks attributed
to this important person indicate
imbecility or asininity.     Two quiet-
looking young girls with not hand-
some, but home faces, who sit oppo-
site to me at dinner, ought not
to be in such a boarding house as
this semi-disreputable one.      Hal-
stead pays attentions to one; taking
her out.    It is understood that
their father is a Glen Cove, or High-
lands hotel keeper, and that they
are here for the purpose of attending
school.   Marry! they may learn more
than he wots of, here!          And so 
much for the present inmates of
132 Bleecker Street.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and seventy-one
Description:Regarding the other people living in his boarding house.
Date:1863-03-28
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Halsted; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker Street
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.