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Mag and the grubby-nailed Guern-
sey, being not a bit too industrious.
Morally the attic-floor stinks:
I should clear out from it were not
my stay to be so temporary.   Cahill
and Boweryem had a row during
my Southern sojourn, originating in
Cahill s not returning a dollar micros-
cope which he had got from Bowery-
em, under promise of inserting a puff
in the Times.     Unable to get either
article, Boweryem, not too wisely, wrote
to Wilson about the affair.         Then
Cahill slapped his face and a scuffle
followed, in which, says Shepherd,
Boweryem behaved with plucky impe-
tuosity enough to have licked Cahill,
had he been left to do it.           There
was another cause of quarrel between
them   Miss Delany.     I think I ve
mentioned her before; she is a shop-
girl of Irish parentage, rather pretty
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and sixty-seven
Description:Regarding a quarrel between George Boweryem and Frank Cahill.
Date:1863-03-28
Subject:Boardinghouses; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Delany, Miss; Guernsey; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Shepherd, N.G.; Wilson (editor)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-03

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two
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, as well as his preparations in New York for going back to England.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.