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it unsafe to risk sending them to me.  Ca-
hill and Jack Arnold at supper.  To
745 in the evening.  Mr and Mrs Edwards,
Matty and Eliza.  Jack at Nyack and
Haney supposed to have gone there, as he did
not appear, as promised.
   14.  Sunday.  In doors.  Mrs Boley gives
a bad account of Cahill, Shepherd, Watson,
Mullen, and Co.  I go up stairs to over-
haul boxes and hear Mrs Boley  giving it 
to Shepherd as he lies in bed, an account of
debt, drunkeness and general misbehavior,
the party had a debauch last night, it
seems, one of four consecutive evenings.  I
find the bottles of ale I left in one of my
boxes abstracted and have little doubt as
to who were the thievesx.  Cahill denies the
charge, of course.x  Reading and loafing all
the afternoon and doing some scrubbing in
the evening.  Boweryem came.  He off to
visit the Robertson s in the evening, or rather
Mrs. R., for he has quarelled with the cap-
   15.  Monday.  Down town after 1 P.M.
talk with Pyne and Nagle at book-store.
Upstairs to Haney; Bellew an Banks
there, the latter hoarse and raffish, quite
  x He attributed it to Lloyd, when I renewed acquaintance
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and sixty-eight
Description:Regarding the debauched behavior of Gunn's fellow boarders during his absence.
Subject:Arnold, Jack; Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Drunkenness; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Lloyd (boarder); Mullen, Edward F.; Nagle, James P. (Watt); Pyne, John; Robertson; Robertson, Mrs. (Brougham); Shepherd, N.G.; Watson, Frederick
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-09-10


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.