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	     Moore of Ledger s lies.
return in September.     To my digest of his se-
cond voyage.           Returned to home and
England at the age of sixteen, after just twelve
months of rambling (he had started and got
back just at Christmas), he next accompanied
his uncle in a voyage up the Mediterranean,
to Greece, on a mission akin to his relative s
former venture, conveying munitions of war to
the insurgents of       .      The vessel sailed under
false passports &c, lay cruising among the islands,
did things akin to piracy, finally went to Con-
stantinople, where young Arthur Ledger got into
an intrigue with a handsome Greek girl (of
whose hair he says he has a prodigiously lengthy
plait, now), necessitating, as on his former
voyage, the British consul s interference to pre-
vent him abandoning ship, home and country
for this pretty Hellene.      Sailing back, in a 
storm near Gibraltar his uncle and some four
of the crew were washed overboard, upon which
young Ledger assumed the management of the
vessel, and having a fair wind the whole way
brought her safely to port in Bristol, getting a
hundred guineas barns for it, from the owners.
  This completed another year.         I shall defer
Boweryem s story till I hear its sequel.
8.	Thursday.   Writing.  Down town with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page ninety-one
Description:Describes on of Arthur Ledger's tales of his past.
Date:1860-03-07
Subject:Boweryem, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
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.