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	Charley s wretched Marriage.
month, from our house in London.     They
objected to solemnizing it at Neithrop.  Naomi
returned from some weeks  stay there, in com-
pany with Sarah Ann and Rosa Bolton,
on the 18th; on the morrow my uncle Bolton
arrived, and Tanner, Charley s old school-
fellow, who was present at Sam s wedding.
My mother testifies annoyance at  being made
use of, but not consulted,  doubtless reflecting
that of my sisters who  were not asked to the
ceremony until the last moment  when  Rosa
refused, not having proper clothes to appear in 
Naomi going, in virtue of a white bonnet.     She
and Sarah Ann were bridesmaids, they, with
my uncle and the bride going to Trinity church,
in a fly, Charley and Tanner walking.         Ed-
win and Sam were not present.     The bridal
party returned in less than an hour.           My
father sat at the head of the breakfast-table
looking very ill and sad.    Charley was the
former and quiet;  the love is entirely
on his side  writes my mother  the woman
is heartless    say Hartleyish perhaps.    Fur-
thermore my mother hopes better of her as a 
wife than sweetheart and pities Sarah Ann
  who deserves it about as much as her sister.
But she has evidently been making common
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page thirty-two
Description:Describes the marriage of his brother Charley.
Date:1860-10-06
Subject:Bolton, Henry; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hartley; Marriage; Tanner, Stephen
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Neithrop, [England]
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.