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	      Boweryem s News.
Branch.    Lizzie Woodward was at 132, last
night, and  made at slight motion of avoidance  on
the sight of the writer, when he  turned on his heel
and walked up stairs.        Mrs. Butler has cut Bow-
eryem for alluding to Le Van (who is in her room
every evening when she is at home) as Caliban.  Mrs.
Geary fraternizes with the gentleman and with Cahill.
Pape hammers his boy, and the boy hammers the
piano, as of old.   Boweryem has had  a recontre
with an old flame of two years ago &c.      It is a
pity I cannot like her as she likes me, for she is
very pretty but too ignorant for my taste.   Then fol-
lows an account how  a pretty little singer  whom he
knew in Philadelphia,  married to a very common
fellow, has been match-making with  himself and
a friend of hers, how the two  had got as far as
the playful stage of flirtation when his married
friend  blocked her own game by a sudden fit
of jealousy,  at which the narrator ejaculates
 How wonderful are the ways of women!     A
postscript of three days later to this letter tells me
that its writer is  likely to be Colonel s secretary
in the Washington Grays, to go soon to the war, 
that Cordova didn t engage him as door-keeper, that
his audience was Hebraical and his lecture clap-
trap doggerel.              The second epistle commences
with the allusion to the row with Cahill, narrates
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and seventy-four
Description:Describes a letter received from George Boweryem.
Date:1861-09-13
Subject:Boardinghouses; Butler, Mrs. (boarder); Cahill, Frank; Civil War; De Cordova; Geary, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Le Van; Military; Pape; Pape, Jr.; Women; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite)
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.