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              Gossip from Boweryem.
she-B. that I totter and seem about to
faint when the stalwart punisher of  d____d
black abolitionists  passes me on the side-
walk.   He impresses the population of his board-
ing-house as a terrible fellow, addicted to
murder and cannibalism.   The landlady
humbly hopes to give him occasion to leave,
without jeopardizing her life.     You might do
a chivalrous action by writing to her and
proposing to board at her house, referring to
Mr and Mrs Blankman as to the general
peacefulness of your disposition and the
playful suavity of your temper.  x  x  I have
just completed the biggest job I ever had.
I should make $250 to $300 according to 
proportions established by a smaller venture.
I shall clear up my affairs with the expec-
tation of joining you at an early date.   To-
day I have made and received $20.         I
have sent the poem enclosedx to the Atlantic
Monthly.   I have written another, somewhat
longer which I shall alter and amend for
some magazine.    I have also begun one to
be called  Perdita,  of which I will send a 
copy.  x  x  x  I hear it said that a Depart-
ment of Freed men is to be created under
Gen. Butler.      I hope so, for I honor that
[word cut off] thorough-going man.  x  x  I wish
	x See page 95, next volume.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page two hundred and fourteen
Description:Describes a letter received from George Boweryem containing news from New York.
Date:1863-02-05
Subject:Blankman; Blankman, Mrs.; Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Butler, Benjamin F.; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.