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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 129, January 31-February 1, 1861

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Identifier: DX01484057

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 15, page 129, January 31-February 1, 1861

Description: Describes a letter from George Boweryem.



Hard Times in New York.

on the sixth of next month, when we shall have a little flare in honor of the occasion.”



1. Friday. With [Will] Waud to the Floating Battery, of which he did not make a sketch, drawing it from memory (badly) on his return to the hotel. To Quinby’s the photographers in King Street together. In our rooms at work. At 2 1/2 [George] Babbage and Jouane dined with us, and before we had appeared concluded our meal, honest Captain Dan Miller and Sergeant England appeared at another table. I saw Speck in the hall afterwards. To my room writing article to accompany Waud’s sketches of our visit to the Richland Rifles. After dinner got letters from [George] Boweryem, one under the pseudonym of Leonora, which he had used on a former occasion, writing amusing femininity appropriate to it. From him I learnt that my invisible letter had arrived in safety, that there are hard times in New York, “stagnation staggering belief,” that the World salaries are all cut down, that there’s a report that it is in the market, that Stockton edits the Century which

coverage:Charleston, South Carolina
coverage:New York, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1861-01-31

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Drawing
Publishers and publishing


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