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papers, and once a  boy  on  Punch  in
its early days.     It was done on the model
of the Yatman hoax, though, I take it, less
justifiable.                 Mrs Wall, her mother,
sister and sister s child are in Boston, visit-
ing Alf Waud.  They have given up their rooms
at the over-the-way boarding-house and design
staying with Alf till Wall s return from the
south, in about two months.   He, Wall, does
not know but that Alf is Mary s husband.
  December 12.  Monday.   After a week
of comparative leisure, involving writing to
and receiving a letter from Hannah, as also
to my mother.    Hannah s, an extra-one, writ-
ten on her birthday, and like all of hers, con
breathing the very soul of love and tenderness, has
an item or two of news in it.   Her last infor-
med me that sister Charlotte has another baby,
as that little Rosa Bolton talked of crossing the
Atlantic, in spring to visit her brother George,
which I take to be a fetch to hurry up Char-
ley in the matter of marriage.       He is wroth with
the Davids  couple for cackling slander about
his summer jaunts with little Rosey.     This Da-
vids, William Bolton s former crony, married
a Banbury woman of most unequivocal character,
hence the proclivity to lying and impure thought of
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and sixty-seven
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Subject:Bennett, Charlotte (Gazey); Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, George; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, William; Boweryem, George; Davids; Davids, Mrs.; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Wall; Waud, Alfred; Yatman
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.