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has invitations to pass a week or two out of New
York, one at Sing Sing, in a ladies  school, the
other with Mrs Foster at Williamsburg, but
cannot accept either  for want of wardrobe.   I
can guess how the first one originated, it is highly
characteristic of Boweryem.   He sent one of his ad-
vertisement circulars to the principal and she, re-
turning a lady-like answer regretting her inability
to avail herself of his services for want of means,
inspired him with a spasmodic enthusiasm for
the writer, to whom he instantly addressed a long
letter about the future education of his little girl
in England!            To return: Boweryem wrote
to Cobb lately, about some guns and rifles, Bob
Gun wishes him to sell;  I suppose we might make
$10,000 by the job !         Stockton is beginning to
write editorials for the  World.   Whether of the late
 Saturday Press  is talked of as about beginning a
literary and critical paper.        Shepherd has spread
himself out of his situation.       O Brien promenades
Broadway for the purpose of exhibiting a curious and
newly-fashioned fatigue-cap.   The  Courier  is at its
last gasp, as is  Vanity Fair.       Underhill is earning
his honorarium of $100, besides his board and
that of his family, by writing watering-place corres-
pondence from Cape May   a job offered to me
by Weston, through Boweryem.  Weston is at Long
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and seventy-three
Description:Describes a letter received from George Boweryem.
Subject:Boweryem, George; Cobb, Myron H.; Firearms; Foster, Mrs.; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Sunday courier.; New York world.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Publishers and publishing; Shepherd, N.G.; Stockton; Underhill, Ed; Vanity fair.; Weston
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-11


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.