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                  Charley s Accident,
tired, looking in at Leslie s by the way.
At supper-time a letter from Hannah.   Always
the same love and trust and devotion! what have
I done to deserve them?        And Charley and
little Rosa Bolton seem to draw towards mat-
rimony, after all.  He, kind fellow, having
suffered a good deal, mentally and bodily, comes
home one night to Rodney Buildings, after all
had gone to bed and falls at the front door,
cutting a long gash in his temple with the
edge of the scraper, injuring his teeth and losing
 over a quart of blood,  which according to the
medical man, saved his life.       So little Rosa
goes to London, and this incident, in connexion
with the information that Hartley had been  in-
vestigating into what property she would inherit 
from Davids, once William Bolton and now
Charley s friend, has brought about a deter-
mination on her part to become my brother s wife.
Hartley, it seems, wanted to secure  an eligible
match  among many he knew of, and had
never proposed to Rosa;  this is what she
really has been waiting for.     She has visited
Hartley at his house, too! and people cackled
scandal about it.      Davids remonstrated with
her and Barker, Charley s London friend,
wrote her a letter telling her she wasn t worthy
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett about his brother Charley and Rosa Bolton.
Date:1860-07-13
Subject:Baker (London); Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, William; Davids; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hartley; Marriage; Women
Coverage (City/State):London, [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.