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              Boweryem  engaged. 
ly, Alf affecting to be a great disciplinarian
with regard to their diet.       Editor Phillips
and another visitor came after supper.    At
about 9  , Haney, Jack and I returned to
New York, Jack saying that his mother would
think he had gone off and volunteered.  There
were crowd round the bulletin-boards of the 
newspaper-officers, and we met more troops
from Massachussetts marching down Broad-
way.    It s worthy of remark that the brave
old Bay State should have been first in the
field, now as in the Revolution.      At 745.
Morris, Nast and Polhemus there.        Nothing
of import transpired; Nast and Sally as
usual.      By the way Alf Waud gave me
a rather felicitous caricature of Sol. Eytinge
and Tommy, the latter represented as the
dog of the former; Sol himself as an odious-
looking Jew old-clothesman.       Mrs. Wall
has, I hear, a baby; her husband is down
south.          This day, little Boweryem must
needs go to Fort Lee to see the Websters,
coming back and incontinently confiding to Mrs.
Boley and to Cahill (!!) that he was  engaged 
to Miss Adrienne Webster; that he had wal-
ked amid the trees with her, exchanged
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and twenty-four
Description:Mentions that George Boweryem is engaged to Adrienne Webster.
Date:1861-04-21
Subject:Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Children; Civil War; Drawing; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Eytinge, Solomon; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Military; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Polhemus; Searle, January (G. S. Phillips); Wall; Waud, Alfred; Webster, Adrienne
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.