Inscriptions on the Family Tomb in Banbury
On the West End of Tomb; Richard Gunn, Died
October 8, 1761; Aged 80. Mary Gunn, his
wife, Died October(?) 1762; Aged 72. (My
Father s Great-Grandfather and his wife) She 9 years his junior, died 1 year after.)
On the East End. Richard Gunn, Died
December 27, 1804, Aged 27. (My father s
Elder brother, [in pencil] grandson of the above
On the North Side. Richard Gunn, Died
June 10, 1780, Aged 70. (My Father s Grandfather.)
Richard Gunn, Died August 8, 1788. Aged
52. (My Father s Father, born 1736.
Also two children (of the above) Died in infancy.
Sarah Bolten (sic) Wife of Henry Bolten,
Died April 6, 1794; Aged 36. (My Father s Mother Widow of R. Gunn.)
Also Joseph Bolten (sic) Died April 20,
1795; Aged 15 Months. My Father s half-brother,
On the South Side. Henry Bolten, late
of Neithrop, Died July 2, 1820, aged 68.
He, very appropriately, stole the place of [unclear word].
Also William his son, Died April 29, 1824,
Thomas Gunn, late of South Newington, Died
10th of June, 1840, Aged 61.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page six|
|Description:||Transcribes inscriptions from his family tomb in Banbury, England.|
|Subject:||Bolton, Henry, Sr.; Bolton, Joseph; Bolton, Sarah (Gunn); Bolton, William, Sr.; Cemeteries; Gunn, Mary; Gunn, Richard (I); Gunn, Richard (II); Gunn, Richard (III); Gunn, Richard (IV); Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Thomas; Gunn, Thomas Butler|
|Coverage (City/State):||Banbury, [England]|
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven|
|Description:||Includes an account of his family history and descriptions of his visits with family and friends in England, witnessing a procession for Louis Napoleon in London, traveling in Paris with his brothers Charley and Edwin, his friend Harry Price's mental illness, his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ship Washington, the marriage of Fanny Fern and James Parton, meetings of the Ornithoryncus Club in New York, and Alfred Waud's elopement with Mary Brainard.|
|Subject:||Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||London, England; Paris, France; New York, New York|
|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 2011 Missouri History Museum.|
|Source:||Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.|