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	Boweryem s Susceptibility.
pretty face, a pure and rather sweet voice
when she sings, goes to church, condemns danc-
ing and theatres and don t take Sunday after-
noon walks, because  common people  are abroad
then.        She is not too good-tempered, I think;
has the Yankee self-assertion to the usual  young-
lady  extent of ill-breeding, says complimentary
things to you, talks girl-commonplaces with an
air of virtue and is good enough, all things considered.
Her piety, as that of her class, is like the pad-
ding in feminine dress; it fills up vacancy.
Her sister, less good-looking, without the religion,
is, I fancy, the least pretentious of the two.
  Little Boweryem is in love in his cock-spar-
row way with Miss Lizzie as with Miss
Mary Buckley   as with Lotty!!!  It s half
or three quarter s approbativeness, with the rest
of sensibility towards women.     And during each
little passion he is actuated by all the attendants
of the real thing   jealousy, envy, what not!
But he is easily offended and   cured!
  Morris has something of the same capacity for
doing the tenderly-approbative with women.  But
his line is peculiar and characteristic.        He  jerks
around  as Cahill would say,  his noble senti-
ments, reads poetry to  em, lends  em books,
(his writings or Hawthorne s, which latter they
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and nineteen
Description:Regarding Lizzie Woodward, who lives in his boarding house.
Date:1860-05-21
Subject:Boweryem, George; Bucklin, Mary; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Women; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan
Coverage (City/State):[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.