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Cahill came up, rather inebriated, and talk-
ed,   Boweryem watching him and suspicious of
some sudden outbreak.        Boweryem departing,
Cahill wondered what was the matter with
him,  wanted to know, you know.   He had the
false Lee letter in his pocket, but said nothing
about it then, suspecting its authorship, as he
had inquired of Mrs Boley and learnt the ficti-
tious Martha rejoiced in the charming name of
Anastatia.    Boweryem meanwhile was getting
decidedly apprehensive; when I happened to go
down stairs he seized upon me demanding in-
telligence, and subsequently ascended to old Jew-
itt s room to consult with him!            Cahill and
Shepherd going out, there was something of an
absurd scene in the hall, the  Lee  letter being 
discovered by them, Mrs Boley and Jewitt.    The
latter declares that Cahill was as completely sold
as Boweryem, but I don t think he had much
credence in the business, though he might have
had some.
  13.  Wednesday.   In doors all day, writing;
dispirited, out of sorts, bothered and matagrab-
olized   all except the morning.   Shepherd up
once, and in the evening Boweryem and one
Softly, a new boarder, a compositor employed 
in the Evening Post.   He is an Englishman,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page sixty-three
Description:Describes jokes in the forms of fake letters played on George Boweryem and Frank Cahill by himself and N.G. Shepherd.
Date:1861-11-12
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewett; Leahy, Anastatia; Practical jokes; Shepherd, N.G.; Softly
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
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 life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, 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.