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	       End of the Excursion.
Lupin sort, had been bribed, and this with a
characteristic mismanagement of tickets, had ef-
fected a hideous bungle.        I had a good berth,
though, with ventilation from big circular window
overhead.    The two other berths were occupied, the
top one by one of the  World  men   editor, he
said   the lower by a western man.            I had a
talk with the editor before going to sleep and he
seemed a good fellow.

		       August.
  1.  Wednesday.  Was aroused by Boweryem
who had managed pretty well with mattress in
saloon.         Half an hour after we breakfasted
in cabin on the remains of our dinner and pies
brought aboard from Cape May by the western
man, in view of contingencies.   A wash in
barber s saloon (price 10 cents) and Boweryem
got shaved, then on deck and jolly enough, with
a near prospect of New York.       Found Rondel
and crony and kept with them until debarkation
which was tedious enough, we having to remain
broiling on barge and steamboat till half past 11.
Left Rondel and crony to dine at the Optimus,
and with Boweryem to 132 Bleecker.   On going
up stairs he found that the agreable Albert Boley
with some male friend, had taken possession of his
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and thirty-one
Description:Describes an excursion aboard the Great Eastern.
Date:1860-07-31
Subject:Boley, Albert; Boweryem, George; Great Easter (Ship); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marble; Ocean travel; Rondel; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, New York
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.