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Saints.     She had told her (Hannah) more
about them than anybody else in England.    My
dear, grave Hannah!         Mary was plump, as of
yore, John s health subject to fluctuations, their
father still addicted to  hurrying up  those who accom-
panied him to market, his meals, or lie-a-beds   of
whom there are few in his house.     He told Mrs Neff
on her arrival at Chacombe, on a visit that  he didn t
think much of these long visits!   Also he had an attack
of rheumatism and make a great row about it as usual.
John has an offer of a Warwickshire farm which he
may accept.    The baby Gazey is generally idolized,
but grandfather Michael won t trust himself to
dandle it.        Mrs Neff had seen my brother Charley
at Neithrop, but did not visit London.      Stayed
till 10 1/2, then returned, per cars, to Bleecker, with
box and other presents, sundry for George Bolton,
from the Neithrop folks.    For me, such a pair of slippers
worked by the loving fingers of my dear girl   my
monogram worked upon them.   A big bag which at
first I took for a gigantic smoking cap of the Turkish
order   also of Hannah s workwomanship.  Gloves
from Charlotte.        From home socks, handkerchiefs,
and photographs, of Charley s taking, of himself, my
father and mother.    The second made my heart ache.
He looks ill, and so miserable.   Poor father   
Rosa s daguerreotype, of smaller size, is sent, I think
by Naomi.         God bless all their kind hearts.   George s
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and seventy-nine
Description:Describes a package received from his friends and family in England.
Subject:Bennett; Bennett, Charlotte; Bennett, Hannah; Bennett, John; Bennett, Mary; Bennett, Michael; Bolton, George; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Neff, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2011-01-31


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.