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	News from England.
cause against her sister with mine.     The
 happy couple  went off to Ramsgate, to return
in due time to the house at Chigwell, at pre-
sent in the occupation of Edwin, Rosa and
Sarah Ann.         And that s Charley s wedding.
  Bob Gun has passed through London on his
way to Paris, purporting to visit our folks
on his return.        Millicent Mitchell sailed for
Australia on the 1st of last month, so her sel-
fish mother has but one child   I don t know
which   remaining in England.    Aunt Annie
has two sons, employed by the Great Western rail-
way.     Price is married and in the hat-trade
in Holborn, with his father.   Mine  seems quite
prostrate from the late excitement,  and my
dear mother  lives in constant fear and anxiety. 
So it is at home, not over happy, alas!
  Bellew writes briefly and enthusiastically
on reaching England:  My God! it seems like
Heaven! the people look so honest and kind;
so well-dressed, all classes so well-off and
comfortable      He occupies apartments at
Notting Hill,  large garden and flowers all
round &c.       They had a 26 days  passage.
Perhaps the most striking bit of news in Bel-
lew s letter is contained in three lines written
inside the envelope, which escaped me until an
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page thirty-three
Description:Discusses news from England as received from letters from his mother and Frank Bellew.
Date:1860-10-06
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Mitchell, Millicent
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; London, [England]; Chigwell, [England]; Paris, [France]; Australia
Scan Date:2010-04-26

 

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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.