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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 217, May 20-21, 1860

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Identifier: DX03001022

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 217, May 20-21, 1860

Description: Describes his journey back to New York from the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey.



“Tom” Mapleson’s Death.

[Jack] Sears, whose family lives in the Highlands, at no great distance. Little [George] Boweryem very much dislikes Giles, says he is a loafer an with an ambition to go into the Slave Trade. Giles has been in California; has some money; does nothing but loaf now. Evening with [Edmund] Stedman and Boweryem, occasionally others. Abed by 10 o’clock.

21. Monday. Up by 6 or earlier of a cold, windy May morning. Breakfast with Boweryem, Warren, Stedman and gray-haired Englishman. (He had been in Australia and sunk most of his money in some French communistic experiment, so Boweryem told me.) Good-bye to the Phalanx. A cold ride in the stage, a brief railroad journey, then by steamer to New York. The vessel rolled so that it made little Boweryem rather ill; Stedman and I enjoyed it. I find out he knew, pretty intimately, Thomas Mapleson, brother to the scoundrel who married my aunt Annie [Butler]. This Thomas was an intimate of Porter of the “Spirit of the Times,” of Richards, [Henry] Herbert (“Frank Forrester”) and spreed and squandered with them, finally dying in a cellar, kept by a negress, Stedman was a sort of college chum of this Mapleson’s.

At New York again. I, to Harper’s. “That

coverage:New Jersey
coverage:New York, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-05-20

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Communal living


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