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New York by about 1   in the morning,
parting with the Edwards at Vesey St, into
6th Avenue car with Haney and Knudsen and
so to bed.      All horribly tired.
  5.  Tuesday.   Mostly resting.   Down town
in the afternoon.   Very tired, weak and diarrhea-
ish; to bed early.     Cahill called to hear about
  {6.  Wednesday.       A Letter from Hannah.
  7.  Thursday.       News items; Ned has  broken
  8.  Friday       off with Mary Ann Chinner,
circumstance helping him to effect what I have
no doubt he has long secretly inclined to.  She
talked shrewdishly to him about a proposal visit 
of his to Neithrop, saying he ought to spend his
holidays with her, that  she had been disgusted
at his conduct for a long time , that  if he had
no more care for her they had better part  &c
&c.     So Ned took her, unexpectedly, at her word.
She has been over to our house to get my mother s
and sisters  intercession, and the former talked to
Ned  seriously  saying among other things that  she
had hoped that M. A. would have been the means 
of his conversion.     She believes in the Chinner s
religion does my good mother.   Ned knows better
than that.   He has not acted handsomely but
I don t pity the woman, who is vulgar-souled,
mean-natured and selfish, her  religion  only
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page thirty-nine
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah describing the end of his brother Ned's relationship with Mary Ann Chinner.
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Cahill, Frank; Chinner, Mary Anne; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):6th Avenue; Vesey Street
Scan Date:2011-01-31


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the antics of New York literary Bohemians, Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage, visits to the Edwards family, a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and other friends, letters from Frank Cahill and Bob Gun's mistresses, Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection, Charles Damoreau's return from Boston to live in New York, and attending the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; 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.