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                And Intended Marriage.
of him, a bit of truth I d have put in
harder shape.  Last Good Friday time, Char-
ley  talked seriously  to Mrs Bolton anent Hart-
ley and she disapproved of her daughter s doings
  of course.    So Rosa  has quite made up her
mind, says  the struggle is over  and she ll
marry Charley, to whom she has told  all her
heart and what she has felt and acted with Hart-
ley!      To be sure she has! all these revelations
are evidences of her capacity for candour and
truthfulness!         However the little girl under
the influence of a sudden revulsion of feeling may
have done so, and  all go straight,  as Han-
nah says henceforth.      They are to be married
in Autumn, from our house, and take a bridal
trip to Paris.            Well, che sara sara!   Who
mayn t be mean in love? willing to accept
arts and fragments and half-meals when denied
all the heart hungers for?   I was, when Mary
Bilton began to cool towards me, and shall
I forget the misery and humiliation of it?   I
kicked through though, when infidelity came in
and tore ^|myself| apart.    Would Charley be wiser in
doing so?    God knows, not I.    He is so good
and gentle-natured he may teach the little scion
of a selfish stock, to love as much as she can.
Hannah likes her, judges her kindly, says  she
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and one
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett about his brother Charley and Rosa Bolton.
Date:1860-07-13
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bilton, Mary; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); 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.