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	      Boweryem returns.
Boweryem came up in my room just
before the bell summoned us to supper, having
this afternoon returned from Philadelphia,
and Miss Lizzie Woodworth graciously exten-
ded her handsome bare arm (she being got up in summer
dress) over the supper-table, to shake hands with
the little man.           Writing till 9, then went
to Bellew s staying till near midnight.


[newspaper engraving]

[Gunn s diary continued]
  From a  cartoon  in  Harper s Weekly  published
in 1880 or  81.  Curiously suggestive of Lotty, but
not so pretty and fascinating.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page two hundred and thirty-seven
Description:Regarding George Boweryem's return to New York from Philadelphia.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Boweryem, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Woodward, Lizzie (Fite)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.