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	       Boweryem s News.
as specified (for friends here.)    The house does not
prosper; Mrs. Boley can pay no rent.     Bradshaw,
the bold sea-rover, has come back from Hispaniola,
and the Spanish Main, looking very scarlet and
black; he is getting up a  senile-blue-bottle flirtation
with Tomlinson.    Mrs. Butler forgave Boweryem,
 for that he was merciful to Cahill and appeared
not against him;  Jones proved an antidote to
Le Van in her good graces.     Last night came
Captain Kettle of the ___ Chasseurs, in blue uniform
and gilt shoulder straps, and with him, his su-
perior officers, Mrs. Kettle and son.       Pape and boy
are gone.    Underhill is in Washington, correspon-
dent of the Times.    The Tribune is to be reduced
in size.        Stedman complains that the World un-
derpays him wretchedly.       Then follows a page 
and a half about Boweryem s reception of a letter
from a former employer in England,  so kind
that it brought tears into the little man s eyes, to
read it, and details how he wrote  a monstrously
long letter in reply, giving a full explanation of
the causes of the American Civil war and another
to his friend s wife, involving  items about Ameri-
can domestic affairs, such as dress, courtship,
matrimony and funerals.  ! ! !     Adds Boweryem
 It is a great consolation to me, that I have such
dear friends.   He has also written to Cobb, denun-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and seventy-six
Description:Describes a letter received from George Boweryem.
Date:1861-09-13
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Bradshaw; Butler, Mrs. (boarder); Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Cobb, Myron H.; Fagan, Lyddy (Kettle); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jones (boarder); Kettle; Kettle, Jr.; Le Van; New York times.; New York tribune.; New York world.; Pape; Pape, Jr.; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Tomlinson, Miss; Underhill, Ed
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.