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                Boweryem helps Cahill.
trow not.    If you asked him he would say, If it
were not for wife and family   when it would be
a fair retort to tell him that the best proof of his
affection for them would be going off and getting shot.
  17.  Wednesday.   Drawing all the morning.   Cahill
at work for Boweryem, scissoring out newspaper ad-
vertisements.   Boweryem undertakes payment for his
board.        He was going to offer him $1 a day for
his services when I suggested payment of one half, let-
ting the remainder work of the $5, borrowed of the
little man before the embezzlement; it ll be justice
to Boweryem and a lesson for Cahill.     Down-town
by 5, to Haney s office, found Alf Waud there.
An invite from the latter to both of us to go a-fish-
ing with him on Sunday.    Walked up-town with
Haney.     A good deal of excitement down-town; the
mob forcing the obnoxious newspapers to display
the American flag, which is getting hoisted all
over the city.      Writing till 12 or later, Cahill
in my room.      He slept there.
  18.  Thursday.   A Charleston acquaintance in

[newspaper clipping]
Several suspicious characters were arrested and
taken to the guard-house, among them the cor-
respondent of The N. Y. Times, and an English
gentleman of the name of Russel Ramsay, who
was suspected of being the correspondent of THE
TRIBUNE.  The latter, it is said, claimed and
received protection from Robert Bunch, esq.,
her Britannic Majesty s representative, and was
immediately discharged.  I should have been ex-
tremely sorry had any harm befallen him on my 
account.

[Gunn s diary continued]
		and out of trouble again,
		as I learn from the an-
		nexed, scissored from the
		correspondence of the  N.Y.
		Tribune  of to-day.
		Buckstone alias Ramsay, wrote it!
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and three
Description:Mentions that George Boweryem has hired Frank Cahill.
Date:1861-04-16
Subject:Boweryem, George; Bunch, Robert; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Flags; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; New York tribune.; Ramsay, Russell (Buckstone); Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Stedman, Laura; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
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.