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he and his family glad to sponge
on Frank.   Piercy   the Mejor   is,
I heard, head steward or purser
on some steamboat.  I fancy the
whole tribe are of the Diddler order,
the father being a genteel Micawber.
  On Thursday evening I had an ir-
ruption of guests to my room.   First
Hall who came mainly to repay to
me the $5 lent to him over the
Chickahominy; then Mrs Boley con-
voying little Maguire, both of whom
were presently routed by Boweryem
and Weston.         Little Boweryem is
as friendly and as officious as ever,
but no wiser.      He is reckoning the
unhatched chickens of his future
prosperity as the tallest kind of
shanghai s; he assumed an air of
prodigious importance when I suggest-
ed New Orleans for the Tribune
to him and said with an aspect of
injured dignity that he didn t think
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and eighty-five
Description:Regarding the Bellew family and George Boweryem.
Date:1863-04-04
Subject:Bellew, Francis-John; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Bellew, Patrick Beckett, Mrs.; Boley, Susan; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hall (artist); Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Piercy; Weston
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.