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             William Bolton and Mary Bennett.
to both my sisters.  (They told me and our mother
of it, but kept it otherwise honorably secret, know-
ing that if it came to his loving sisters  ears, they
would exult infernally over it.)    With all his
doings he is a miserable man, says  nobody
cares for him but his mother, he is reaping what
he has sown.    He scoffed at love, affected to
believe all women were impure as the  common
women who go in and out of his house now  on
his sisters assertion.        Honest Mary said him
nay and told him, truthfully, that he had given
her no reason to suppose him a suitor.   So much
for the stock of the rascally old  pig-poker  who
married my father s father s rich widow, swind-
led his drunken son out of the farm and begat
sons and daughters.      Oh! Charley! why could-
n t you find a wife not of his grandchildren?
  Charley and Ned sleep every night at Chig-
well and our father grows weaker.      It must be
but a dull house, now, for my mother and sisters.
  23.  Thursday.  To the  World  office to try
and get something to do.  Saw Stedman, his wife
and lady-friend.      Looked in at  Century  office
and had a chat with Gibbons.       To Post Office.
Met one of Leslie s companions aboard the  Great
Eastern,  the man who had known Levison, who
told me he had just received a telegraphic dispatch
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and eighty-nine
Description:Regarding William Bolton.
Date:1860-08-22
Subject:Bennett, Mary; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, William; Gibbons; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Levison, William, Mrs.; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Stedman, Laura; Women
Coverage (City/State):Chigwell, [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.