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               132 Bleeker Street
it and palmetto hat, too, for preservation-
Crossed the ferry.  A very wet walk up
Grand street, tired, wet, and rather
ill; lager-beer in a cellar restaurant
then on to 132 Bleeker Street.  Mrs Boley,
miss M Cook, James and others.  Installed,
temporarily into the big, second-floor back
room.  Upstairs, in the old attic, are Cahill,
Shepherd and the odious little Watson   living
surreptitiously as usual.  Mullen, the artist,
also an inmate of the house.  Lloyd mar-
ried and in the army.  A bath, dinner,
and to bed, but not to sleep, for I was kept
awake all night by the pain of a fester in my
ear.
   13.  Saturday.  Down town by omnibus,
a sunny and cool morning.  To Haney s
office; he out; saw Cristopher.  To Tribune
office, saw England.  Back to Haney s
and found him in.  Bellew came.  To the
Tribune office again.  Saw Wilbour and
Senator Wilson of Mass.  Saw Gay and got
a check for my salary.  To the Park Bank.
A meal at Crook and Duff s.  To Leslie s,
then uptown, reading letters from Hannah
and home obtained from Haney, who had
kept them for the last three months, thinking
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and sixty-seven
Description:Regarding Gunn's boarding house and his return to the Tribune offices from abroad.
Date:1862-09-12
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bennett, Hannah; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Cahill, Frank; Clothing and dress; Cristopher; England; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, John; Lloyd (boarder); McCook, Miss; Mullen, Edward F.; New York tribune.; Shepherd, N.G.; Watson, Frederick; Wilbour; Wilson, Senator
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker Street; Grand Street
Scan Date:2010-09-10

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, especially Hilton Head, Port Royal, St. Augustine, Key West, and the end of his experiences with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign when he had to leave camp due to illness.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Port Royal, South Carolina; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Key West, Florida; St. Augustine, Florida; Virginia
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.