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spiced with the alloy of low cunning (derivable on the mother s side,) 
and manifest in most of them.     But I doubt much if she
understands Charley, and I know her ideal of an admirer is
very different, being dark-haired,  romantic,  melodramatic,  daz
zling    bosh!     Charley is an upright, honorable fellow, gen
erous, (but with a minimum of unconscious ostentation,) with much
kindness in him, and I think, not much knowledge of the depth
of his own nature.    Withal he is somewhat self willed and ram-
pant in his opinions, somewhat, (to use an excellent old English
word which ought never to have gone out of use,) masterfull; but
that the world will presently take out of him.   He grew into
liking Rosa Bolton, I fancy, because he wanted someone to be
tender to, to confide in.     I doubt whether she s worthy of him, but
may do the little girl injustice.   /     And now to complete the
trio, to speak of Sam s match.    He, they say, was always
plumping into love, philandered with little Marshall, with one of
the Stokes  &c.  Well, visiting John Bolton at Eynsham, he
becomes acquainted with a prettyish, delicatish, interesting looking,
(and perhaps rather forward) young lady, who has heretofore been despera-
tely wooed by an aristrocratic Oxonian, who has written her quires
of letters, gave her gifts &c, had to be sent abroad to prevent his
contracting a misalliance, and   died.     So the story runs.   Sam
goes into love most tumultuously, rushes Eynsham words every Sun-
day from London, excites maternal and sisterly apprehension;
throws up his Hospital studies, gets Tyler to lend him 100 [pounds], buys
a chemist s practice, declares he can t wait for matrimony, and
Minnie, and her sister Tilly, come up to town, to his shop, there
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page sixty-three
Description:Comments on his brother Charley's engagement to Rosa Bolton, and his brother Sam's marriage.
Subject:Bolton, John; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jenkins, Tilly; Marriage; Marshall, Miss; Stokes, Miss; Tyler; Women
Coverage (City/State):[London, England]
Scan Date:2011-02-02


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.