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	          And of her Sister.
withal and no more moral than need be   the
 housekeeper  business is expressive enough.   Rosa
hasn t told her sister of the approaching marriage,
but complains of her not offering assistance,  
 they seem like strangers to each other.    And Sarah
Ann  goes to meet George Gardner every night, if
he don t come to the house  but would throw him
over to-morrow in favor of one of the Heritages
  she told Mary as much.      I despise such selfish-
ness!  adds my Hannah, indignantly.      And Wil-
liam Bolton, he who used to jest about kind Mary
Bennett; who spoke slightingly of her and her sis-
ters want of fortune, has  made pretensions to
her, saying that he had long intended having
her    how generous of him!    I expect  writes
Hannah  he heard of her and James Heritage.
William hadn t seen Mary for some time after
her visit to London, so he went to Charlotte s
one evening, when she was there, made a great fuss,
talked strongly to her for two hours and got
so excited that it ended in tears!     He declared
somebody had been telling lies about him, sus-
pected she had been  talked to  at Rodney Buil-
dings  (bah!) which honest Mary denied.  Wasn t
his house good enough for her? he asked.     He
is  fussy  towards Hannah too; I shouldn t won-
der if he ll propose to her, as he did successively
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and eighty-eight
Description:Regarding Sarah Ann Bolton.
Date:1860-08-22
Subject:Bennett, Charlotte (Gazey); Bennett, Hannah; Bennett, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Bolton, William; Gardner, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hartley; Heritage, James; 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.