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	     Boutcher s Loss of 5 Pounds.
to come here and run side by side with Leech, but
failing to do so, everything English was a mistake.
He did onex cut for Punch, besides initials and wrote,
I believe, a very dull article.     They were satisfied
to go no further; he was so, I believe, to go back
home, saying that he had achieved his object.   He
came to do something for  Punch  and had done
so.   He gave to me his autograph on an I. O. U.
which I still retain, and I gave him mine on a
checque which he immediately got the  5. for.
I should now like to get the same amount for
his, and if I don t get it soon, I shall adver-
tise it for sale conspicuously in a New York
paper.   I am not going to sit quietly under
such unworthy treatment.    Of minor items
Boutcher adds that Purdue is doing nothing par-
ticular, that young Allom proposes matrimony
in the spring, and that George Clarke still contin-
ues in the same quiet, steady, hearty friend in Gt.
James St.                Thus with Bellew and Boutcher
it s a case of diamond cut diamond.       Boutcher,
independent, with a monied wife (for I trow
that neither the  Building News  nor the  Gentleman s
Magazine,  entirely support the current expenses

  x Four, to my recollection, exclusive of the half-page
outline heading his article.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and fifty-seven
Description:Describes a letter received from William Boutcher.
Subject:Allom; Bellew, Frank; Boutcher, William; Clarke, George; Debt; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leech, John; Melliship, Eliza (Boutcher); Punch.; Purdue
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-14


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.