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            Stedman s Infamy and Cruelty.
of the  Post,  and met there Miss Anna Dunn and
her mother, the latter of whom behaved frigidly to
the little man, and the former of whom told him,
with latent triumph, that the Stedmans were going
to board with them on Staten Island during the
summer.     And Warren of the  Phalanx,  meeting
Boweryem informed him that the wretched in-
timacy between Stedman and this woman is cack-
led about in the vicinity.      The fellow came down
from his wife one morning with the remark that it
was astonishing how obstinate women were in ad-
hering to some impressions, and when she ap-
peared, she had evidently been crying, wanted to
know how she could send a letter to him, and pre-
sently set off to New York after the scoundrel.  He
had been bullying her into acquiescence with his
shameful resolve to live in the same house with
his strumpet and the weak, affectionate, foolish
wife succumbed to him!   He is now in Washing-
ton; I suppose trying to beg or bully himself
into office.    Throughout the recent excitement
he has been ultra-belligerent in talk, burning
to head a regiment to march against the South;
now, when innumerable really patriotic fellows
are leaving their callings and volunteering, will
the author of the ballad of Old Brown go?   I
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and two
Description:Regarding Stedman's affair with Anna Dunn.
Date:1861-04-16
Subject:Boweryem, George; Civil War; Dunn, Anna; Dunn, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Stedman, Laura; Warren (Phalanx); Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-01

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.