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	Boweryem s Ambition,
the two first left, leaving the little man and I
when I commenced a letter to Hannah, which I
only finished by 2 o clock in the morning.
  Cahill and Boweryem antagonize just as they
did a year ago.    Acknowledging him to be a good
little fellow, Cahill gets out of patience with his
vanity and conceit; pronouncing him a d____d fool
and a little ass.        In truth Boweryem s manifes-
tations of approbativeness often render him ridicu-
lous.      He has been greatly exercised of late about
his (or rather his and Stockton s, for it was a
Beaumont and Fletcher business) ballad of the
 British Volunteers.    He made a new version of it
entitling it the  Northern Volunteers,  sent it to
the  Tribune  for publication, and ever since has been
in the greatest state of excitement.          Dana will
never let anything of mine reach the public, if he
can burk it!  he said;  he has a spite against
me   believes in keeping people down;  telling how
another poem of his, admitted by Greeley into the
daily had been ordered out of the weekly edition.
Every day the non-appearance of the  Northern Volun-
teers  produced exasperation and mournfulness.   It
had previously been rejected by Raymond of the  Times, 
on account of the  abolitionist  fourth verse.       Mave-
rick promised its insertion in the  Post,  when he
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and sixty-five
Description:Regarding George Boweryem's poem.
Date:1861-05-10
Subject:Abolition; Bennett, Hannah; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Dana, Charles A.; Greeley, Horace; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Maverick, Augustus; New York evening post.; New York times.; New York tribune.; Poetry; Publishers and publishing; Raymond, Henry J.; Stockton
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-07

 

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.