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	Boweryem versus Burr.
in the Johnsonian as well as the modern sense; he
would do much to oblige a friend, and I veritably
believe, is incapable of a base or mean action.   When
I was in Charleston he wrote letters untiringly to
me, always delighting to direct them to the British
consul.    He lent me his watch, too, on my departure
for the South, and was every way friendly.   I fancy
he must have  fussed around  considerably, on the
strength of being privy to my secret; which he
could not resist divulging to Mc. Elrath, to Stock-
ton, to Weston and perhaps to others.        On his
return from last Sunday s trip to Fort Lee, he wrote
an account of a row on the steamboat in which
Chauncey Burr got into a scrape, by talking Seces-
sion; being adjectively down upon that burly ex-
reverend; and took it to the  Tribune.     When it
appeared, he went about asking everybody whether they
had seen his  article ?        There s a feud between
the Websters and Burr; Boweryem says the lat-
ter slandered them about their residing at the  Urinary 
Home in 14th street.     Anyway the little man is
most vindictively down on him.     On the day of the
publication, he declared he remained all day in
his (Weston s) office, in case Burr might come
to demand satisfaction!      I was really apprehen-
sive that the little chap would come home with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and sixty-seven
Description:Regarding George Boweryem's friendship.
Date:1861-05-10
Subject:Boweryem, George; Burr, Chauncey; Gunn, Thomas Butler; McElrath; New York tribune.; Secession; Stockton; Weston
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):14th Street
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.