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they got him away down stairs where he armed
himself with a knife and swore dire revenge on
the lady, nearly sticking Mrs Leave by mis-
take.       Other boarders newly arrived that
day, hearing the scrimmage fancied they d
got in an evil house, and were for quitting in-
stanter   telling Mrs Leave,  she had made
a good thing out of them.  (Of course she had
done a little borrowing or the like.)     Today,
Sunday, Ritchie and Moorhouse were quite
affectionate, spite of the formers discoulered optics.
Moorhouse had apologized, owning he was drunk.
I suppose they all were, his wife and all.
     /            Writing a little, and drawing   for
Strong.     In doors all day   deep snow
outside.     Alf reading the   Green Hand  aloud
part of the day.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page forty-nine
Description:Describes an incident at his boarding house.
Date:1852-02-29
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Drunkenness; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leave, Mrs.; Moorhouse, Charley; Moorhouse, Mrs.; Ritchie; Strong, Thomas; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
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.