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    He wants Boweryem to become his Pander.
for.  To write or what else?   Well he would
not want exclusive possession of the place   once
or perhaps twice a week all night   giving me
due notice.     Did I not comprehend?    At other
times I might have it rent free.            Boweryem
did comprehend, and rejected the honorable
office of pimp, remonstrating with the proposer
in a manner that did the little man honor.
 You complain of straitened means,  he said,
 you show me your list of debts, yet here you
are entering upon a course of intrigue that will
sooner or later wreck you, disgrace you, blast
the happiness of your good, loving wife, break her
heart and ruin your children.               Stedman
 falterd, laughed deceitfully and rallied me
on my strait-laced morality.      Boweryem left
him indignant and disgusted,  almost hysteri-
cal  at the baseness of the proposition, and  solemn-
ly pledges himself to exact retribution  on the adul-
terer; adding,  In the dreadful trouble that his
impending over that good lady (Mrs. Stedman)
I will, please God, constitute myself her nearest
friend and my testimony shall crush him in the
proper time and place.         The girl in question
is a Miss Anna Dunn,  a type of the smart
young American lady, who writes, argues, plays
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page ninety
Description:Regarding a proposition from Stedman to George Boweryem.
Date:1861-01-21
Subject:Boweryem, George; Dunn, Anna; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Stedman, Laura; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-05-11

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen
Description:Describes Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.