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	  A Letter from Hannah.
couldn t get on.     Just going out, when Mor-
ris brought up a letter for me, which the ser-
vant had left lying on a table, on the floor below.
From Hannah; and I read it as I walked
down-town, in the cold, bright, windy afternoon.
It affected me intensely, as her letters always
do   I can t put down how much.           What
in God s name am I, to be worthy of such
a love and such a woman?                          Here
are news-items.   Edwin and Charley visiting,
to and fro, as usual, the former  looks older 
though he  looks well.    Charley  growing very
religious,  takes his mother to church and at-
tends young men s prayer-meetings.     He has in-
sured his life for  500, will probably be
married at the end of the summer.   My father
is  very unwell indeed, is really much worse
than usual   x   x   Marry Bennett saw in him
a great change for the worse   x   x   it is sad
to hear him cough.     Sad indeed,   I shall
never see him again.  My mother   God bless her!
will send Hannah her photograph.      Mary
Bennett has found an admirer in one of her
cousin Heritages.    Little Gazey happy and
prosperous with dear, good Charlotte.       With
the letter s contents stirring in my heart, I went
down town, to Post Office &c.              In the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and sixty-six
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Date:1860-04-24
Subject:Bennett, Charlotte (Gazey); Bennett, Hannah; Bennett, Mary; Gazey; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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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.