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it would be worth his while to
leave his  business    that he had
been up once or twice to see Mr
Gay and if Mr Gay wanted him,
he could send to him.  I dropt the
matter, with a resolve to pertinent to
it.      Boweryem subsequently confided
to Shepherd a story about some Irish
servant-girl, whose valuable acquaintance 
he had made while she was putting
an advertisement into a newspaper, in
which arduous task he had assisted
her, subsequently cultivating her so-
ciety.   She loved him, wildly, and
had avowed it, he said.      I wasn t to
be told of this on any account.     An
awful little ass, though a kindly one,
is George Boweryem : I have never
seen his equal for inordinate vanity.
He s been  in love  with a score of
women, to my knowledge.    He gets
off the most astounding pieces of con-
ceit, enough to justify the throwing
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-Two: page one hundred and eighty-six
Description:Regarding George Boweryem.
Date:1863-04-04
Subject:Boweryem, George; Gay, Sidney H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Shepherd, N.G.; Women
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.