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	     Stedman and his Wife.
came down like us on Saturday, but by the
Red Bank boat.         With him, Baldwin and Bowery-
em for a morning s ramble into the adjacent wood
and by the little stream, talks about the Phalan-
sterians, Boweryem s  duel,   Momus,  Pfaff s
 Bohemians  and things in general.     At dinner
introduced to Stedman s wife.         Very nice-looking,
brown hair, no unpleasant Yankeeisms in her
speech, as I think.     Pretty name, too   Laura.
She, with her children, a sturdy boy of 3 and
a baby; has left the Unitary Home to reside here
for the summer, her husband coming down from
the city once a fortnight.      With such a wife, I
should be hardly content to be pent in the hot
city, and away from her pleasant face and 
the green trees.      He has the post of  First Re-
porter  on the  Tribune,  is a good fellowx, rather
opinionative, short in stature, with a large, high-
bridged nose, eyes a little too near together,
otherwise good-looking.     He admires Tennyson
most of all poets, as his writings indicate, would
like to travel, to reside in Italy, as his parents
do, affects no universal patriotism, but a
special regard for New England, his birth-
place, praises old England, but exhibits the usual
Yankee prejucide against her now and then,
	x A very great mistake.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and fourteen
Description:Describes a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Date:1860-05-20
Subject:Baldwin, Mr.; Boweryem, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Stedman, Laura; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New Jersey]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
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.