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	A Letter from Boweryem.
story of the man who swallowed a snake and
therefore became possessed of a diabolical perception
of the existence of similar reptiles in others.       The
remainder of the day I passed in loafing in and
out of doors.
  18.  Thursday.   Writing letters to Cahill, Bow-
eryem and the folk at 132 Bleecker.     In the
evening, after our early tea, I took a rapid walk
to Paris, to mail letters and get what might be
awaiting me.   William Conworth, seeing me about
to start, suggested the pony and finding I was wil-
ling enough to ride, asked George who was brood-
ing over his newspaper, in the room where we take our
meals, whether he wanted to use the animal; return-
ing with a shrug of shoulders and ,  Yes.  (To
do justice to George, he did use the pony.)   Got papers
and a letter from Boweryem, full of boarding-
house gossip and read it sauntering through the
main street of the place, after a glass of ale.      He
writes in matagrabolized sort, on Sunday; which
he would fain call Cloud-day, Rain-day, 
Damp-day, Slush-day, Mud-day, or Gloom-day.
He has been half-sick and diarrheooish for three
days, induced by indulgence in stale raspberries.
He has a cough.          He ahs been disappointed in
not going to Fort Lee and  the sympathizing of
the ladies there has seemed to him exaggerated in
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page sixty-four
Description:Describes a letter received from George Boweryem.
Date:1861-07-17
Subject:Bolton, George; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Conworth, William; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Paris, [Ontario, Canada]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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.