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            Welden s talk about Seymour.
cottage are but limited.   She don t suppose her
friends will stay over a couple of weeks, when
&c &c.       The note concluded with regards to
me.   Boweryem was rather chapfallen, his dig-
nity upset   albeit his general  cockyness  has
brought him similar rebuffs heretofore, from his
own talk.    He criticized the spelling, which was  
Lotty s!       I find she knows Gayler: she
commissioned Boweryem to get a M.S. play
of her husband s from him, which the burly bio-
grapher of Hicks  the pirate  had undertaken 
to correct.
  17.  Monday.  Office.   Up-town to report
opening of Medical College, met Frank Hillard
on my way.         After dinner down-town again, there
had to loaf till 5, during which time I met
Welden, outside of Crook and Duff s.   He is
now theatrical critic on the Times  during Mr Sey-
mour s absence    which absence may be protract-
ted for ever and a day, according to Welden s 
report.  He says that there have been many inqui-
ries after him, that he owes a great deal of
borrowed money and lastly that he went off
in debt to and with the wife of the German, his
partner in the publication of  Our Musical Friend. 
They made money by the thing.     Seymour alias
Bailey, sailed for Hamburg.                Does dishonesty
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and thirty-five
Description:Mentions George Boweryem receiving a note from Lotty asking him not to visit her while she has Southern friends staying with her.
Date:1860-09-16
Subject:Boweryem, George; Gayler, Charles; Granville, Arthur (Alleyne); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hillard, Frank; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.