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	Cahill versus Boweryem.
a broken head:  He ll get his a__e kicked!  pre-
dicted Cahill.   Burr came out with a card in next
days paper,  deniging of it,  as Mrs Gamp says, but
the little adversary had been too smart for him, for
he had obtained the vouchers of half-a-dozen young
fellows   those opposed to Burr in the row   in sup-
port of his veracity; and their names and statement
appeared after Burr s letter.     Boweryem
sent in a bill of $2 to the  Tribune,  which En-
gland wouldn t pay; he got nothing and was ex-
asperated and mournful.            Cahill will chaff
him, when he s as thin-skinned as a woman, though
he has a ready wit of his own, which affords a
better means of retort than indignation.    He falls back
on his size!  declares Cahill,  and says I shouldn t
say such things to him, if he were bigger.         Indeed
Boweryem s dwarfishness   he owns he is but five feet
high   is an omnipresent affliction to him.             He
burns to do some glorious deed in the War; to 
become  a tall fellow  in Shakspeare s sense  
that men may do him justice.       Vanity is his fun-
damental fault; I never saw it more strongly or
more amusingly rampant in mortal.     If he could 
only draw it milder; not be for ever getting in
the fore-ground he d make better play and avoid
creating enemies.    I marvel how he has got
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and sixty-eight
Description:Regarding an article George Boweryem wrote for the ''New York Tribune.''
Date:1861-05-10
Subject:Boweryem, George; Burr, Chauncey; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; England; Gamp, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York tribune.
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.