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             Boweryem and the Robertsons.
attack of yellow fever ! It presently appeared
that after visiting me he had gone home, comp-
lained of indisposition and stated that he
thought that the unpacking of my limited bag-
gage might have conveyed the infection for
him, for he felt the appropriate symptoms.
So he  went through the motions  of being ill with
the yellow fever and retired to bed on the
strength of the idea, recovering in the course
of the next day.  He had quarelled with
Capt. Robinson rather foolishly of which the
jolly ex-actress Mrs. R. gave me an amusing
account.  Robinson had  rented  the drop-scene
at Barnums for the purpose of covering it with
unprofitable ventures which never paid.  When 
said Mrs. B.  we were living in the drop-scene,
  all of us.   She shrewdly counselled Bowery-
em at least to simulate assent to her hus-
band s wishes, but no!  The little man was
too cocky and a row ensued, when Bowery-
em behaved in his usual demonstrative man-
ner.  So he left the house, where he was really
very kindly treated and wrote letters to Robert-
son about the proprietorship of their post-office
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty: page one hundred and eighty-two
Description:Regarding an argument between the Robertsons and George Boweryem.
Date:1862-09-27
Subject:Boweryem, George; Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Robertson; Robertson, Mrs. (Brougham)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-09-10

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, especially Hilton Head, Port Royal, St. Augustine, Key West, and the end of his experiences with the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsular Campaign when he had to leave camp due to illness.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Diseases; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marches (U.S. Army); Medical care (U.S. Army); Military; Military camp life; Peninsular Campaign (Va.); Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Port Royal, South Carolina; Hilton Head, South Carolina; Key West, Florida; St. Augustine, Florida; Virginia
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.