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             Gun married: Bill Rogers burnt out.
the piano and coquets with more than average
ability.   She is no chicken   21 years old   and
two years ago was under an engagement to be mar-
ried.    Boweryem got this precious proposal
in the editorial office of the pious  World  and
asked my advice on the subject.       He also
encloses a printed announcement of Bob Gun s
marriage from a London newspaper:

[newspaper clipping]
  On the 26th inst., at St. Pancras Church, Mr. Robert Gun,
late of New York, to Bertha Frances Blake Bourne [unknown word] of
Henry Blake Bourne, Esq. of Lymebury Lodge, Blackheath.

[Gunn s diary continued]
  Of boarding-house items I learn that Mrs. Bo-
ley expels the Kinnes for non-payment and that
our ex-resident, Shepherd,  is dreadfully dilapi-
dated in health and appearance, drinks hard
and is going the way of all Bohemia.     Haney s
letter is brief; mentions that F. Wood  is said
to be making considerable capital of his Charles-
ton experiences, selling a letter or so to the  Herald 
; the death of the  Saturday Press,  that  Mrs. W.
Leslie has a daughter born unto her; that Damo-
reau  protests he has sunk into hopeless respecta-
bility,  and lives at Newark.       Of domestic
itelligence  Haney adds   what the devil is this
I am writing?   I mean relating to 745 Broad-
way, I have a very distressing item   Bill
Rogers was burnt out of house and home at
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page ninety-one
Description:Regarding a proposition from Stedman to George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Boley, Susan; Bourne, Bertha Frances Blake (Gun); Bourne, Henry Blake; Boweryem, George; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Dunn, Anna; Fires; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Kinne; Kinne, Mrs.; Leslie, Marion; Marriage; New York herald.; Rogers, William; Saturday press.; Shepherd, N.G.; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; London, [England]; Newark, [New Jersey]
Scan Date:2010-05-11


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.