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           Boweryem the Vainglorious.
ing first Hosmer and then engraver Hayes,
and having a bit of a talk with each by the way.
When I got home, I vomited, had a doze and
was all right again, when Boweryem came up
to join me.   The little man s enthusiasm
is not now at scalding heat, yet warm enough;
he talks of the  awful hard cwowd  constitu-
ting the  Scott Guard,  and wants to be transfer-
red to an English company, said to be in
formation.     Furthermore he is for taking
out his anticipated glory in advance: he asked
me what Haney said about his volunteering?
if I had mentioned it to Bryant! (in view
of correspondence); whether he should write
to  Sally  immediately.       This is a Philadelphia
girl or rather woman, older than himself,
with whom he maintains a not overwise cor-
respondence, poetastings and elaborate rot on
his side, with very occasional feminine common-
place on hers.          Then he wondered what the
Websters would say to it and must needs
go to Fort Lee to-morrow!        Half of his 
patriotism is blatherskite and approbativeness,
the other half genuine enough.      I hope he
wont  go, and think that probable enough,
when the number of volunteers is considered,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and sixteen
Description:Regarding George Boweryem's enthusiasm for volunteering for the war.
Date:1861-04-20
Subject:Boweryem, George; Bryant (editor); Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes (engraver); Hosmer; Military; Sally
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-01

 

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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.