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               Charley s impending marriage.
he was suggestively mum.     I could see that he
regretted that he hadn t thought of it; that he
demurred at another fellow s being able to oblige
the girls in the matter.         Did I ever grudge
his having their good will?
  24.  Monday.  Office, doing  Mail-editor, 
under Stedman s jurisdiction till 1.20 P. M.
Out once, saw Paul, got $26 for story   
$3 less than specified price; to printer s in
Ann St; saw Siddons , Paul s editor.       At
 Courier  Office, saw Haney and Smith there.
Up town by 2.          A letter from Hannah await-
ing me.          Charley and Rosa were to be
married on the 19th of this month, in Lon-
don, her father giving my little cousin away.
He, her mother and Henry,  feel sad at her
leaving home.     Naomi is at Neithrop, and
 will return with Rosa.        She (Naomi) and
Sarah Ann go out together, they have visited
the Davids .      My Hannah helps Rosa to
do her packing and preparations, will go to
Chigwell to help her; eulogizes her, regrets
her coming departure;  she is a kind friend
and has better sense and judgment than any
girl I have met.       Sarah Ann and my
sister Rosa go to Chigwell after the wedding
to await the return of the bride and bride-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page six
Description:Regarding his brother Charley's impending marriage with Rosa Bolton.
Date:1860-09-23
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Henry; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Sunday courier.; New York world.; Paul; Siddons, J.H.; Smith, James L.; Stedman, Edmund Clarence
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; London, [England]; Chigwell, [England]; Neithrop, [England]
Coverage (Street):Ann St.
Scan Date:2010-04-26

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.