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boarding-house has grown intole-
rable to me.             Mullen has
been cleared out, after a prodigious
row with our landlady.   He owes
her some three or four weeks board,
wouldn t pay her when he had money,
and came home, staggering drunk,
on two or three successive nights.  So
I heard Boley jawing him as he
lay in bed at 2 P. M.   the con-
troversy involving oaths on both sides.
At its conclusion the bold Mullen,
rather penitentently wrapped up the
whole of his personal effects in a
piece of brown paper and departed,
to borrow $2 from Haney, where-
with to get drunk on, at the House
of Lords, subsequent to which he was
very miserable and talked about
drowning himself.   Apropos of black-
guards; I have met Beckett Bellew
more than once; he looks hard, seedy
and disreputable : they say he has
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and eighty-three
Description:Regarding Edward Mullen leaving his boarding house because of unpaid rent.
Subject:Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Mullen, Edward F.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-03


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.