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	   One of Boweryem s Flames.
went to the hill, Boweryem pointed out an
adjacent farm-house as the abiding place of the
said Eyes.      I asked him whether we weren t to
go thither.     He said, with a little dejection, that
he had met her that morning; that she had been
 cold  towards him, inviting three other persons
to visit her, but omitting him.        Her name, he
added, had got mixed up with that confounded
duel, and he opined she had been ridiculed into
distaste for him.         When we returned, this
girl and two others, one a small one, was on
the stoop of the adjoining house   the  Phalanx 
building is divided into separate tenements.    She
glanced at us and presently the three strolled
off towards the little wood, where, we following,
they turned and I obtained an introduction.
The Eyes were nice enough, the face regular
and thoughtful, but the girl didn t look in good
health, as was the case.      Her name is Mary
Bucklin, she teaches school adjacent.    Her elder
sister is engaged to be married to Giles, a
friend of George Arnold s and John Sears, whom
I have met round in Houston Street and who
was a visitor to Bob Gun s room last winter.
We saw him walking in the wood with her sub-
sequently: I had talked with him in the morning,
too.       The girls are, I think, cousins to John
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and sixteen
Description:Describes a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Date:1860-05-20
Subject:Arnold, George; Boweryem, George; Bucklin, Mary; Bucklin, Miss; Giles; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Sears, Jack; 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.