News from England.
nothing for the maintainance of his family.
Aunt Bessy has gone to reside at Clifton,
near Bath, for her health; her daughter, a
fine girl, tall of her age, fourteen. One
of my uncle William s sons, Tom, a dresser
in Bartholomew s Hospital, his brother William
voyaging to and fro with the West India mails.
John Bolton, the woolstapler, growing wealthy,
Edwin, the youngest, whose marriage displeased
the family, in a little village grocery near Cha-
combe; is industrious. Mary Bennett in
town. Mr. and Mrs. Wharton (query Walton)
dead, the daughter living in Oxford. Edward
Butler, brother to the Tom and William above
mentioned in New Zealand and likes it.
Thus from England.
26. Monday. Up early. Writing home
to my mother and chores; down-town in the
afternoon. Alf Waud and Hayes came in
the evening, Alf broad and healthy-looking,
having had little to do but chop wood during
the winter. He as usual in talk, not sparing
of uncomplimentary comment on Will and others.
Will he declared utterly selfish; says he
hasn t written to his mother or sisters for a
couple of years, though they have sent letters en-
treating him to do so. They are unaware of
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and twenty|
|Description:||Describes a letter from his mother.|
|Subject:||Bennett, Mary; Bessy (Aunt); Bolton, Edwin; Bolton, John; Butler, Edward; Butler, Tom; Butler, William; Butler, William, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (engraver); Waud, Alfred; Waud, Mrs.; Waud, William; Wharton; Wharton, Mrs.|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|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.|