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a child of the Bolton s last servant girl.    The
amiable Mary Anne Chinner, Ned s choice   or rather
chosen   goes to Rodney Buildings, and there tries
to put a spoke in Sarah Ann Bolton s wheel touching
Amos Sears   whom she couldn t catch herself in
byegone times.     This reaches Neithrop, of course, through
Charley.       Charley says, too, that Edwin is far
from well of late; he, with others, thinks his consti-
tution is going from   gaiety.       Hannah tells, too,
saying that  all the time she tells of others, her con-
science reproves her,  and with kind, grave regret, that
Charley reports Boutcher as a libertine    neither him-
self or the good George Clarke can like him for what
they have experienced of him. 
  This statement threw me into a sort of sorrow-
ful distrust.    I had never know or fancied him cri-
minal in that way.       Charley is not likely to report
on light grounds.
  Boutcher s letter is half filled with sketches of
character of Boulogne   terse, bold, careless, coarse
and characteristic.
  In the evening with Leslie to the Bowery, and
then to  Franklin Hall,  in Grant Street.  A  Model
Artists  Exhibition.  I went there for material for an
article for  Frank Leslie s.     Up stairs, through a bar
room into one fitted up as a theatre.        An ill-looking
audience, a vile atmosphere and a paltry show,
only demi-nudely-indecent.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page nine
Description:Describes letters received from Hannah Bennett and William Boutcher with news from England.
Date:1857-10-02
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Sarah Ann; Boutcher, William; Chinner, Mary Anne; Clarke, George; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, William; Sears, Amos; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Grant Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine
Description:Includes descriptions of boardinghouse living, a picnic at Hoboken with other New York artists and journalists, his drawing and writing work in New York, attending a lecture by Lola Montez, visits to James Parton and Fanny Fern and the Edwards family, a controversy over Fitz James O'Brien's story ''The Diamond Lens,'' artist Sol Eytinge's relationship with writer Allie Vernon, the suicide of writer Henry William Herbert, antics of the New York Bohemians, the interest of people living in his boarding house in spiritualism, a visit to his friend George Bolton's farm in Canada, a visit to Niagara Falls, and a scandal involving Harbormaster Willis Patten, who lives in his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Farms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Suicide; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Rochester, New York; Elmira, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada
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.