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	    Shepherd recruiting.
 Then he may stop three years!  I said.   So I
think!  she replied with a smack of petulant affection
characteristic of her.        The two invited me to come
and see them, giving me a new Brooklyn address,
at which both of them, and at present their mother,
are residing.    It s a long way off and you can
stop all night   I can find you a bed!  said
Alf s Mary, who could not refrain from sportively
pulling my beard, as we stood talking and joking.
And so we parted.       Writing during the evening.
Shepherd up.      He has been living quietly with
a married sister in Jersey, recruiting his health
and looks the better for it.  He left me to go in quest
of Cahill and they both came up at about 11,
when Shepherd and I talked Tennyson till mid-
night; he retiring to share Cahill s bed.
  The Geary s left this house for furnished lod-
gings yesterday; a measure of economy I expect.
No doubt the grand assertions of the approbative
and cross-eyed tenor touching the big salaries he
got were simply Irish.    Bradshaw too   the  boiled
owl    as Cahill absurdly calls him, has gone off
to Boston.   Not many boarders here at present.
  9.  Wednesday.   To the  Mercury Office,  saw Whit-
ney and left two stories.  To the  E. Post.  office, saw
Ripley; went to the U. S. Quartermaster s office in
State street near the Battery, and ha after waiting
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and thirty
Description:Describes a visit from Shepherd.
Date:1861-10-08
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Bradshaw; Cahill, Frank; Geary; Geary, Mina; Geary, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Ripley, Philip; Sexton, Nelly; Shepherd, N.G.; Waud, Alfred; Whitney
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Brooklyn, [New York]
Coverage (Street):State Street
Scan Date:2010-06-15

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.