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going to Harpers, as I was.     Bonner out. Dr Palmer
there and one Nordhammer.  Return up town with Cahill and
Haney.  The former has been working on a story for the last week
or so, with intention to take it to Harper s.      /     Mrs Pounden the
elder, and her husband   both from Canada   are here, boarding.
  12.  Thursday.  Round to Bellew s, where I found him and
Cahill, who is again in his employ.   Return and drawing.
  13.  Friday.  In-doors employments.      O Brien up in the
evening awhile.   His  Man About Town  won t appear in Harper s
any more.  He attributes it to Bonner s enmity.    Pounden the elder in
my room, to smoke a pipe awhile.      An exceedingly Irish Irishman.
  14.  Saturday. Down town.  Letters from George Clarke, Char-
ley, and from Hannah.     Charley writes a kindly, brotherly letter,
and tells me much of home matters.  We are just in the old
slough; our dear, good mother bears up wonderfully; father just the
same, more feeble, consequently more peevish and tiresome;  x  x  x
sisters don t look younger and don t grow happier.   They are opposed
to Rosa Bolton still, which Charley comments upon   temperately enough.
Edwin  goes on in his old way,  but  don t enjoy such good health. 
Sam   foolish fellow has broke off entirely from home, in consequence of
rows between Minnie and sisters, and is trying to sell his business, in
order to attempt it on a larger scale.    In which case he will, undoubtedly,
make a mess of it on his little, borrowed capital.             Cornelius Bagster
 is a bad lot  generally.  Charley gets  150 salary, annually, lent
some of his sowings  foolishly   he says    to a friend in trouble, 
and offers to lend me some if I want it.          God bless the fellow!   I
don t.     My mother felt Greatbatch s death   as did Mrs Bolton   that s
all.     The boy Edwin Bolton wants to asinify himself by marrying a mil-
liner girl at a register office.           Charley is over-worked, and de-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page twenty-eight
Description:Describes a letter received from his brother Charley, containing family news from England.
Date:1857-11-11
Subject:Bagster, Cornelius Birch; Bellew, Frank; Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Edwin; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bonner, John; Cahill, Frank; Clarke, George; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nordhammer; O'Brien, Fitz James; Palmer, Dr.; Pounden; Pounden, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; [England]
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.