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	     Letter from Boweryem.
and cheerfulness he seemed, the strongest fellow
in the house.    It s a bitter trial for poor Ned; they
were like Siamese twins, always together in labor
or pleasure; all in all to each other.        Bowery-
em sends twelve pages of pretty closely-written note-
paper, four consisting of a letter dated July
21, which  would have been mailed had not Cahill
made a row with him  and upset him for two
or three weeks,  during one of which he left the house.
The particulars of this  fracas,  as my little friend
elsewhere terms it, he refrains from communica-
ting,  from a natural delicacy  against prejudicing
me against his antagonist.     The row seems to
have terminated in Cahill s  arrest and departure
from the house.     Boweryem s letters contain more
than the usual amount of gossip about boarding-
house acquaintances.     The first tells how he is
going to set types in the office of the Secessionist
Daily News! a humiliation for the bold British
Volunteer and rampant republican, effected by
poverty alone.    He has, of course, other projects:
he expects to be installed as money-taker at Hope
Chapelm during De Cordova s lecture-exhibition on
the subject of the war; his tailor,  an officer in
a Volunteer regiment  offers his influence to pro-
cure Boweryem the post of Secretary.   He would have
gone to Fort Lee,  to day  but had no money.      He
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and seventy-one
Description:Describes a letter received from George Boweryem.
Date:1861-09-13
Subject:Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; De Cordova; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Pillow, John; Pillow, Ned; Secessionist daily news.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-11

 

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.