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a coarse form of the latter.      She exulted
brutally over kind Mary Bennett when Ned walked
or rather was trapped out of the one s gentle meshes
to be haled into the butcher s daughters beef-net.
Thus the whirligig of Time brings revenges.    Honest
old Chinner s death made the escape easier to
Ned.     M. A. will feel her inevitable old maiden-
hood bitterly, as she never can, will, or ought to
have another offer: the wonder is she ever had one.
  William Bolton s excesses have produced severe
illness, liver complaint: he has suffered horribly,
been  mad   running about naked in his room, 
frightening his mother   the only human being
who really cares for him, I do believe.       At
Neithrop they don t seem to have heard of George s
marriage yet, at least Hannah writes unknowing
of it!         Secretive and Boltonian,         Replied
to Hannah s letter.         Writing and doing Pic 
work etc, with [phonography] pretty steady; busy all
the time.    One evening out, calling on Frank
Hillard and having a pleasant three hours with
him, his wife and wife s sister, all intelligent
and kindly.    I like these Boston fellows, they know
something.      Haney called once, of a morning.
Saw George Arnold at the Pic Office, he in town
for the first time since his rustication.   One eve-
ning he visited Cahill at his boarding house,
supping with him and on taking his seat at
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page forty
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah describing the end of his brother Ned's relationship with Mary Ann Chinner.
Date:1859-07-08
Subject:Arnold, George; Bennett, Hannah; Bennett, Mary; Bolton, George; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, William; Cahill, Frank; Chinner, Mary Anne; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hillard, Frank; Hillard, Frank, Mrs.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
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.