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      A letter from G. Bolton.    Home News.
got over his hit by Sally, but her behavior
puzzles him.    I wonder if I understand it.
  4.  Friday.  A note from George Bolton,
imagining my prosperity and congratulating me
on it, telling me that for the last year he
has  worked hard, been almost meanly eco-
nomical  and that by the 1st of April things
looked smilingly,  when his wife lay in.  After
twelve hours of extreme suffering, the child
was taken away forcibly with instruments,
killing it in the operation; the instruments
passing through his forehead and the back of
his head.        Poor Sarah is getting better now,
but all George s savings are gone.         He earnest-
ly invites me to visit him, says that Dick is
coming.       Writing,  Momus  work all day till
6, then a walk to Chambers St.            Met Welden.
In the evening to Addey s with Cahill.        He
read us a lot of trashy communications sent in,
and bored us for an hour, when we left and
I went to Bellew s, remaining there till near
midnight, talking over things.
  5.  Saturday.  A letter from my mother,
containing payment for my  All the Year Round 
story    4.4s.                Boutcher s mother is ill,
not expected to live.         My brother Sam is pros-
perous,  has taken a piece of ground near
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and ninety-six
Description:Describes a letter from George Bolton, regarding the death of his child in childbirth.
Subject:Addey; Bellew, Frank; Bolton, George; Bolton, Richard; Cahill, Frank; Childbirth; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Stone, Mrs. (Boutcher) (Boutcher); Welden, Charles; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Chambers Street
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.