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repent in saying No, if those who have received
a yes, don t prove as you expect! &c &c 
  Ah honest Crimean soldier!    God knows whether
you may not be an infinitely better fellow   in his
sight   than the author of the Physiology of New
York Boarding Houses!      But he has her love,
and humbly prays God to make him a little wor-
thier of it than he is.                        Hannah says
she shouldn t have thought this  worth penning , but
for my incidental talk.       How many women are there
who would not take occasion to glorify themselves to
their lovers on having rejected one?   Might few I
trow!      Not one that I have known would have
been able to deny themselves of the pleasure of making
capital out of it.                                        Theres much
news.   Charlotte s going to marry Gazey.     The odd,
queer, quaint, kind little man   he s twice her
age I should say   has behaved in a singularly
generous manner, declaring that if she married
a younger man he would give her a handsome
present.    So he has quite won her affections  
Hannah pictured the results to her, as did
John   Mary and Mrs B being only advocates in
little Gazey s favor   and the girl seems honest
in her convictions, and so they re to be mar-
ried.    And God bless her! for she s a real
trump, is Charlotte.                     My sister
Rosa has discovered that I and Hannah write
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eight: page one hundred and seventeen
Description:Regarding the engagement of Hannah Bennett's sister Charlotte to Mr. Gazey.
Date:1856-12-08
Subject:Bennett, Charlotte (Gazey); Bennett, Hannah; Bennett, John; Bennett, Mary; Bennett, Mrs.; Gazey; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

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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.