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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 216, May 20, 1860

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Identifier: DX03000247

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 216, May 20, 1860

Description: Describes a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.



One of [George] Boweryem’s Flames.

went to the hill, [George] Boweryem pointed out an adjacent farm-house as the abiding place of the said Eyes. I asked him whether we weren’t to go thither. He said, with a little dejection, that he had met her that morning; that she had been “cold” towards him, inviting three other persons to visit her, but omitting him. Her name, he added, had got mixed up with that confounded duel, and he opined she had been ridiculed into distaste for him. When we returned, this girl and two others, one a small one, was on the stoop of the adjoining house — the “Phalanx” building is divided into separate tenements. She glanced at us and presently the three strolled off towards the little wood, where, we following, they turned and I obtained an introduction. The Eyes were nice enough, the face regular and thoughtful, but the girl didn’t look in good health, as was the case. Her name is Mary Buckleyin, she teaches school adjacent. Her elder sister is engaged to be married to Giles, a friend of George Arnold’s and John Sears, whom I have met round in Houston Street and who was a visitor to Bob Gun’s room last winter. We saw him walking in the wood with her subsequently: I had talked with him in the morning, too. The girls are, I think, cousins to John

coverage:New Jersey

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-05-20

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries


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