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                       Rosa Bolton.
has the ability to make home happy, being very
thoughtful and industrious.          She impressed
me pleasantly five years ago, talking of
her miserable life at Neithrop, of Charley and
of my sisters  instinctive dislike to her.  That,
manifested with the unwise frankness of women
and sisters, had set him against them; thus
their very affection, alloyed by jealousy, produc-
ed estrangement in him who had caused it.
My dear Mother   God bless her!   accepts 
little Rosa.      She told Hannah  how kindly
she (my mother) had recieved and behaved
to her, after she had caused her so much
anxiety for Charley s sake.        What a
tragedy it all is! what an old, old story!
how common and how touching.  Everywhere
those who love unwisely or too well or who are
not loved.      Maybe poor little Rosa has had
her little heartache in its unselfish corner about
Hartley, and suffers as well as inflicts suffer-
ing!     Well, God pity all of us!       Honest
Henry Heritage, who wanted my Hannah to
wife has got one now  partially deaf  and of a 
mean and obstinate disposition.       Mary Anne
Chinner cultivates the amenities with the Herita-
ges now, having cut them for years.        I won-
der whether that canting, exacting, vulgar
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and two
Description:Regarding Rosa Bolton.
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Chinner, Mary Anne; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heritage, Henry; Women
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.