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	Boweryem not Pitied.
Poor little Boweryem seems to have reaped a
plentiful harvest of derision in consequence. His
ordinary boasts of being a  fighting-man ; his
British Volunteering, taken in connection with his
unmitigated terror, have been largely sniggered
over in secret, by both men and women-boarders.
 Cahill was so drunk that a child might have
held him,  depones Jewett.   Boweryem was going
to sleep at a hotel, after the departure of the
police, saying that he had fifty cents and that
he considered his life worth that!    Cahill kept
away for three weeks, calling in the day-time
for his linen &c, but finally returned.           Of
course he has not paid any more money to
Mrs Levison, nor saved any.        Boweryem is  in
love  again with a Miss Jennie Jewell, daughter
to Mrs J, who is husband to a big man, a pro-
fessional gambler, who doesn t show at table,
having his meals sent up to him when at home;
he is at present in Washington.        Mrs Geary
did a good deal of flirting, and with Cahill, and with the
Don of diarmonds   an ex South-American gover-
nor and doctor.           He left, as he averred, in con-
sequence of a robbery of some of said diamonds in
this house; an excuse, Cahill surmises, for
doing so.     They say Mrs Geary used to meet him
out of doors.        She will flirt with anybody,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and two
Description:Regarding a row between Frank Cahill and George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Geary, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell (boarder); Jewell, Jennie; Jewell, Mrs. (boarder); Jewett; Levison, William, Mrs.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-15


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.