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Boweryem has what small right there is on his
side in the matter; though he acted from glory and
cockiness.    Left English in Spruce Street; went
to the  Evening Post  office, Haney s, Strong s and
Tammany Hall; at the latter place encountering
a gentleman belonging to Billy Wilson s corps of
roughs, who had a black eye, the other hidden
by a bandage and a generally bruised countenance.
He was civil, though hoarse, in answering my questions.
  Was overtaken by Damoreau and a fellow-engraver,
with whom I walked up Centre Street; Charley and
I vilifying eatch other for omitting mutual visits.
Parted outside a place where Damoreau had had
made a couple of big 10 lb clubs, for gymnastic exercise.
Writing during the afternoon &c., out to tailor s in
the evening.   Boweryem up part of the time.
  11.  Sunday.   With Cahill and a companion of
his (once a  Day-Book  reporter), whom he had brought
home on two consecutive nights to share his bed, or to
occupy another in the same room, off down-town
wards, parting from the latter, and ourselves keep-
ing on to the Battery.   We had agreed upon an ex-
cursion to Staten Island; Cahill having appointed
to meet his cousin Seymour and Mr. and Mrs.
Fent at 10 o clock at the Staten Island Ferry.
Being too late, we obtained admission to the Battery,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and seventy
Description:Mentions meeting Charles Damoreau on the street.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); English, Thomas Butler; Fent; Fent, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Strong, Thomas; Wilson, Billy
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Centre Street; Spruce Street
Scan Date:2010-06-07


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.