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  Dear Hannah!   How kind and good, and
pure you are!   And oh!  how unworthy I am of
you!
  She has grown very much in thought and
feeling.     I always thought highly of her individual
character, but was not fully aware of it depth.
I am content at heart with my choice.
  Little Rosa Bolton would willingly play off
with Charley, in favor of Hartley.   Charley s
 short temper  contrast unfavorably with the good
humor of the other   who proposed to her (so
Hannah reports) last winter.           Were Charley
jilted, I think he would suffer more from wound-
ed pride than affection.      Little Rosa liked him
because he was the only eligible fellow who came in
her way, and generous to boot.       He liked her
  because he wanted to like somebody.
  Hannah s cousin and suitor wears the willow
still.       Oh well! he can t have my darling!
  {28.  Tuesday to       Boutcher writes heartily,
  31.  Friday}       though at present he s
out o  sorts on account of home matters.   His
sisters affair   she s going to get married to a
fellow Boutcher don t like an inch of   keeps
him from St Martins le Grand.     Jack too, his
brother is, as heretofore, behaving like an ass,
and an ill disposed one; dipping into the old
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page ninety-seven
Description:Describes letters from Hannah Bennett and William Boutcher with news from England.
Date:1856-10-27
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Boutcher, Jack; Boutcher, Miss; Boutcher, William; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hartley
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight
Description:Includes descriptions of the process of publishing his book, ''The Physiology of New-York Boarding Houses;'' his poor mental state upon returning to New York from England; meeting Walt Whitman; visits with Fanny Fern, James Parton, and Harriet Jacobs' daughter Louisa who is living with them; a visit to the Catskill Mountains with the Edwards family; moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street; working on the publication ''European'' with Colonel Hugh Forbes; the death of publisher William Levison and his daughter Ellen in his boarding house; visiting the scene of the murder of a dentist to get a sketch of the suspect; visiting Newport, Rhode Island, on assignment to sketch for Frank Leslie; and the death of his brother-in-law, Joseph Greatbatch.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Medical care; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Newport, Rhode Island
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.