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                And Charley s infatuation.
he and Hannah talked it over.   When Rosa
was in London, my mother  must have seen she
didn t love Charley.   Her visit was of his planning;
he wanted to see her away from Banbury influen-
ces.   He has been wanting to be married years
ago; she says she sickens at heart, when it is 
talked of.     Poor Charley knows Hannah for his
friend.      He has hopes of obtaining a partnership with
the Bagsters(?)    pecuniary affairs are not his troubles 
adds Hannah.                        How well my dear girl
shows in all this!      Poor Charley! he s the best
of all of us, and to have dropped into such misery!
Little Rosa Bolton shows some honesty in holding
off, and I wish to Heaven the match were blown
to the Devil!   no happiness can come of it, or of
her.    She d get along well enough with Hartley:
Charley is his superior, every way.    She comes
of a breed in which cunning and duplicity runs
in the blood.      I wouldn t wonder if her mother
weren t the great advocate of the match.    
     Our stock were well quit of further consanguini-
ty with the Boltons, any way.     How damnably
family traits repeat themselves!         This girl s
mother, when a servant girl, in the employ of my
father, after setting her cap in vain, at him   
for he wanted money with a wife, doubtless,   threw
over some bumpkin-lover, to marry Henry Bol-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page twenty-four
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, Henry; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hartley; Marriage; Women
Coverage (City/State):Banbury, [England]
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.