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             Boweryem and Jennie Jewell.
are to the press.    And Lenier, the Tennessee
captain, after the ceremony described in the text,
invited us down into his cabin, to partake of some
very good Bourbon whiskey.      We returned to
New York by the Fulton Ferry and dined at
Crook and Duff s.      Thence, parting with my
friends, I went up-town and wrote letter to George
Babbage, in Charleston, S. C. chancing Hart s
being able to send it by hand from Kentucky.
I had called previously at F. Leslie s and given
W. Waud a similar opportunity, of which he
availed himself.    Wrote report for  Post.   Hart
came in the evening.   Out for half an hour with
him at Haney s.               Cahill up during part of 
the afternoon and evening.                Boweryem s
 engagement  with Miss Jennie Jewell (for it
seems the pair had got far enough to call it by
that name) has culminated and collapsed.    My
irrepressible little friend was, it appears, shock-
ed by the young lady s sending out for brandy
for her own consumption, at night   I don t
know that she didn t propose that he should
fetch it.       Then there was some intimation on the
part of the father that he approved; that the swain
was a  smart little fellow,  and that they had
better get married immediately.    Upon which
Boweryem writes a lengthy and elaborate letter
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and twenty-one
Description:Regarding George Boweryem's brief engagement with Miss Jennie Jewell.
Date:1861-09-30
Subject:Babbage, George; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Jewell (boarder); Jewell, Jennie; Journalism; Lenier, Captain; Military; New York evening post.; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Charleston, South Carolina; Kentucky
Scan Date:2010-06-15

 

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.