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               News from Boweryem.
Nast s line, entitled  Ubiquita or the Ma-
gic Postage-Stamp,  but wasn t so funny
as the title suggests.     If it had been spoken
it might have been made very amusing.  Speech-
es as usual, with my stereotype joke of
answering for everybody.          From Bow-
eryem:  There is no a change in our ways
(at 132 Bleecker Street).   Shepherd has been
very steady since you left.     Phillips is work-
ing into matrimonial traces in an exemplary
manner.    Mrs Joley   that is I mean Bewett
  never mind   you know who I mean talks
California.   Her friend Mrs Bragg, whose
marriage we witnessed at the Metropolitan
Hotel, has written a jolly letter, and the effect
is manifest in inconsequential exclamations
of our landlady when exercised in her mind.
  x  x  A particular friend of mine, Wood,
 Special  of  Union,  Sacramento, Cal.,
boards at the house now illumined by the
presence of Blankman and family.        He
had been greatly edified by the lively descrip-
tion, as given by your noble foe of the deadly
conflict which has resulted in your leaving
the city.   But as you will be sneaking back
here some day, you are foredoomed to have
your throat cut.     Thus Blankman.     For
my part, I was so awfully scared by the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and twelve
Description:Describes a letter received from George Boweryem containing news from New York.
Date:1863-02-05
Subject:Blankman; Blankman, Mrs.; Boardinghouses; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nast, Thomas; Phillips; Shepherd, N.G.; Waite, Olive (Bragg); Wood (California)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):132 Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2010-11-18

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.