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Some Neithrop items from Rosa who has been
spending seven weeks there.  William Bolton  superin
tending a large garden which he has planted near
the orchard hedge.    I know the meaning of this.  He looks
forwards to the time when he may own the farm, and there s
an old right of pathway thereabouts which got closed up
by some negligence and indifference, before the Bolton family
came into possession.   Now Master William already
for^|c|asts events and thinks it may hereafter be to his in-
terest to reassert the long-dormant right.   I know all
his ambition points to the acquisition of the farm, and I think
he ll get it.       I always picture the rascally old Bolton,
the  pig-poker,  who cuckood my father and drunken
Dick Gunn, his elder brother out of the farm, by marry-
ing their mother   I always picture him as like to
William.      Indeed he must have been so, not only in
nature but, a little, in physiognomy, if what I ve heard
from those who knew the old man be true.              My
father is   dull and quiet   seldom speaking.     Naomi &
Tanner have visited Sam, at Harrow.       Aunt Mitchell
is  settled somewhere down in the country.  
  13.  Saturday.  Rain. Down town, to Courier Of-
fice, Haney s, Strongs &c.  Got  Autocrat of the Break-
fast-Table.        To Hilliards at night.    Smoking and
looking over sketches by Hitchings, a Bostonian artist,
in the room of the latter.     He knows Waud.   Met Su-
therland in returning home, by midnight.
14.	Sunday.  A brisk, bracing icy day.  Took a long
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page nine
Description:Describes a letter from his sister Rosa.
Date:1858-11-12
Subject:Bolton, Henry, Sr.; Bolton, William; Gunn, Dick; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hitchings; Mitchell, Annie; Sutherland; Tanner, Stephen; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Neithrop, [England]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten
Description:Includes descriptions of an explosion of a boat on the North River, New York literary Bohemians, boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the death of writer Mort Thomson's young wife Anna, working on the publication ''Constellation,'' visits to the Edwards family, a falling out with Fanny Fern over an article he wrote criticizing ''The New York Ledger,'' a rumor that Fitz James O'Brien is the heir to an Irish baronetcy, and a change of landladies at his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):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.