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	   Tom  Mapleson s Death.
Sears, whose family lives in the Highlands,
at no great distance.         Little Boweryem very
much dislikes Giles, says he is a loafer 
with an ambition to go into the Slave Trade.
Giles has been in California; has some money;
does nothing but loaf now.         Evening with
Stedman and Boweryem, occasionally others.
Abed by 10 o clock.
  21.  Monday.  Up by 6 or earlier of a cold,
windy May morning.  Breakfast with Bowery-
em, Warren, Stedman and gray-haired Eng-
lishman.    (He had been in Australia and sunk
most of his money in some French communistic
experiment, so Boweryem told me.)      Good-bye
to the Phalanx.    A cold ride in the stage, a
brief railroad journey, then by steamer to New
York.      The vessel rolled so that it made little
Boweryem rather ill; Stedman and I enjoyed
it.            I find out he knew, pretty intimately,
Thomas Mapleson, brother to the scoundrel who
married my aunt Annie.         This Thomas was
an intimate of Porter of the  Spirit of the Times, 
of Richards, Herbert ( Frank Forrester ) and
spreed and squandered with them, finally dying
in a cellar, kept by a negress, Stedman
was a sort of college chum of this Mapleson s.
  At New York again.            I, to Harper s.  That
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and seventeen
Description:Describes his journey back to New York from the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey.
Date:1860-05-20
Subject:Boweryem, George; Giles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Herbert, Henry William; Mapleson; Mapleson, Anna; Mapleson, Thomas; Richards; Sears, Jack; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Warren (Phalanx)
Coverage (City/State):[New Jersey]; New York, [New York]
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.