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	Stedman s Adultery.
  I must have got a letter from Boweryem this
day, as I find one dated Jan 25.  It informs
me that my letters bore the appearance of having
been opened, advising me to send others through
the Consul (which I didn t do subsequently) and
affords some gossip.       Stedman has sent his
wife to the wintry Phalanx on plea of economy,
as his and other of the World s salaries have
been reduced.      His mistress comes to see him
at the office; they rendezvous at the foot of
the stairs; the shameful intimacy is joked about
by Bangs and young McElrath (not my
Lake Superior acquaintance) Stedman
being vain of it.      Weston, Boweryem s em-
ployer, who knows the Dunns has written a
note of warning to the mother of the girl.
  The Kinne s have left 132 Bleecker,
being $200 in Mrs Boley s debt, the man using
every artifice to escape without leaving his watch
and some trusses (!) in pawn.                  I find
also a letter from Jack Edwards dated Jan
24.     He tells of the receipt of mine, says that
the girls are  entertaining Mr Nicholas  as he
writes.   They have  been dissipating to an alarming
extent lately;  Jack took Eliza to a select
Soiree Dansante t other night, and both her and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and sixteen
Description:Describes a letter from George Boweryem.
Date:1861-01-28
Subject:Bangs; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Debt; Dunn, Anna; Dunn, Mrs.; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kinne; Kinne, Mrs.; McElrath, Tom; New York world.; Nicholas, John G.W.; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Stedman, Laura; Weston
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker
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.