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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 230, May 29, 1860

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Identifier: DX03004121

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 230, May 29, 1860

Description: Describes a letter from George Boweryem, written in Philadelphia.

Transcription:

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[George] Boweryem in Philadelphia

He [Boweryem] writes about Philadelphia picturesqueness and greenery, squirrells, birds &c., wants that $5 lent to [Frank] Cahill, bids me “tell Lizzie Woodward he loves her as much as ever,” mentions a certain “old flame” of his in the Quaker city, who jilted him (his usual luck apparently), philosophizes thereon — thus. “All women set out as the future brides of the Fortunate Prince, but the beggars and tinkers of this world have yet no lack of drabs and trulls to halve their offal and double their cares.” He has met one Newbould, “who seems to know me; talks of the Philadelphia papers, of “the prettiest chambermaid he ever saw,” who recently entered his room and who, had she remained, “might have been Mrs. Boweryem No 2. someday;” of “a beautiful bride” gathering a nosegay for him and decorating his button-hole; when the newly-made husband applauded so that it was evident that “his heart was racked with jealousy, and that his mind misgave him for quenching the small flame of his bachelor life.” Further, he requests me to say amiable things to the Phalanx folks, if I see ‘em, telling me I may “go very strong on Mary [Bucklin].” The letter reminds me oddly of [William] Barth, who in some respects was like Boweryem. At “Momus” work all the morning, down-town with

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-05-29

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Courtship

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