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            Rosa Bolton s duplicity
nice villa, on a high hill, with beautiful
country all around.  Rosa Bolton went with
him and Edwin to see it, and heard the cuckoo
singing in the garden, for the first time this
year   with other singing birds in hundreds,
she said.     Charley invites her and Hannah
to visit him.        Then follows a tragic detail of
affairs betwixt him and Rosa   involving the
duplicities of her  divided heart.     She is, even
now, parleying with Hartley, when Charley has
got a home for her   she was with Hartley
on the Sunday after her return from London
  she loves him better than Charley and says
so.    If I could tell you half I know, you
would be grieved and angry too, for Charley s
sake,  writes Hannah, with scruples of cons-
cience about telling me.    I have said all one
aught and can say to her  x  x  x  but it s no
good talking.      Hannah is the faithful confi-
dante of both.    Rosa has told him  what a
staunch friend  he has, and, on Good Friday
last, he, being at Mr. Gazey s, on his way to
Neithrop, told Hannah  all his feelings and
wept to me.    I shall never forget it; he looked
so ill: he had felt he was slighted and said
 he would know one way or the other    but he
still waits patiently.         Edwin found it out, and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page twenty-three
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett, regarding Rosa Bolton's divided affections between Charley Gunn and Hartley.
Date:1860-06-14
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Gazey; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hartley; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, 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.