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Monday talking with Gaylor who looked swol-
len and discontented:) and by noon aboard the
Hudson river railroad cars.    A breezy day with
latent cold in it.   Fifty odd miles by rail, stop-
ping at Garrison s.   There learnt that a telegraphic
dispatch had summoned General Scott to Washington,
hence no Review would occur.    Crossed the river
in boat with others and spent the day at West Point,
seeing all that might be seen.   No time to chronicle
particulars.  Horrible purged all day.  Returned to
New York by nine or so, rather fagged out and
met Gun, Cahill, Sears and Tracy in Bleecker
Street.   To bed directly.    A letter from Han-
nah this morning, like all her letters, like her.
Items.    Rosa Bolton still likes to have a sisterly
chat with Mr Hartley who is saving a thousand a
year, she says (my Italics) and has such a large
school.   He is not yet married.  Rosa says she thinks
now Charley and she will not be married next year. 
Our folks and Sarah Ann at Ramsgate; my
mother and sisters have visited the Chinner wo-
man   I don t mean the mother.
  15.  Thursday.  In doors working all day.
  16.  Friday.  Down town in the morning, wri-
ting in the afternoon and evening.  Hard at work.
  17.  Saturday.  A drenching tornado of a day,
the  equinoctial  storm.    In doors, did big Pic
drawing and blazed away at Scalpel article
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and thirteen
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Cahill, Frank; Chinner, Mary Anne; Gayler, Charles; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hartley; Scott, Winfield; Sears, Jack; Tracy
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker 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.