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	       The Bolton Sisters.
the end of  his  garden, opposite the dowry
ground.    (This explains the  right of way  ques-
tion he ventilated long ago.)       Peter Gardiner
(my Canadian acquaintance)and wife are living
at the house formerly occupied by Davids.  P.G.
was one of George Bolton s marriage  bondsmen. 
His wife, calling upon Sarah Conworth, the
evening before the marriage, heard not a word
respecting it, and George, writing home, does not
mention his wife.      Furthermore he scolds his
sister Sarah Ann  for thinking of G. Gardiner, 
pronouncing him  a deep designing man.      He
was a crony and  friend  of George, I know, and
they corresponded.    Bah! about the designing; six
of one, half a dozen of  tother.       Gardiner would-
n t care a straw about little Sarah without tocher,
and she wouldn t think of him were she not des-
perately hard up for a husband.      Its Bolton
cunning versus Gardner cunning, and the fellow s
well enough in his way.       I admire George s esti-
mate of family superiority and belief that his
friend must be influenced by money.        Little
Rosa is accused of tattling Neithrop items to
Charley.        Why, of course she does! doesn t
my Hannah tell me everything, albeit often con-
science-stricken about it?        Staying at London,
in Oxford Street, little Rosa writes from that
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page twenty
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett containing news about family and friends in England.
Date:1860-01-15
Subject:Bolton, George; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Bolton, William; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Davids; Gardner, George; Gardner, Peter; Gardner, Peter, Mrs.; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Women
Coverage (City/State):London, [England]
Coverage (Street):Oxford Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
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.