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	    Bowman off for California.
ing to positive rudeness, and nothing else worthy
of characterization as far as I have observed.     He
used to drink considerably.      Up-town and in-
doors the rest of the day.     Boweryem with me
during the evening.
		          /

		    December.
  1.  Sunday.   In-doors, writing &c. till 4,
then to Bellew s.  With him till 11, principally
talking over his intended lectures,  Punch  and
 Caricature.    He has employed Banks in getting 
up particulars.
  2.  Monday.   With Mrs. Boley to Pier No 4,
North River to see Bowman off for California, he
having called yesterday and announced that in-
tention.   Failed signally, after half an hour s
waiting in a dense crowd outside the gates.   Ef-
fecting an entrance at length on the long pier, we
could not obtain access to the vessel, officials de-
manding passports of all passengers.                 To
Nassau Street; met Bellew, to Crook and
Duff s; left him, to F. Leslie s, thence to the
Sun office about a job, saw one of the Beach s,
(a mean-looking common little man) with him
to F. Leslie s, anon up town by 3.     Drawing
during the evening.   Shepherd up and Boweryem.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page eighty-three
Description:Regarding Amos Bowman's departure for California.
Date:1861-11-30
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Beach; Bellew, Frank; Boley, Susan; Bowman, Amos; Boweryem, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; McLenan, John; Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Nassau Street
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.