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	Charley s M nage at Chigwell.
residence of the newly-wedded couple seems to be
better adapted to summer than winter habitation;
it necessitates Charley s rising at 6 A. M., and
a three miles  walk along a green lane to the
railroad station from which he starts daily for
London.    This, with the same performance at night,
has rather indisposed Charley towards his rural
investment and his wife says  she could fancy
herself in the backwoods of America    much she
knows about that!        Charley purveys most of the
provisions from London, little Rosa  never work-
ed so hard in her life  and is prodigiously desirous
of Hannah s company.    Sarah Ann Bolton stay-
ed some weeks at our house, after the wedding,
and George Gardner went to see her there, stopping
one night.           George Bolton has written lately,  in
good spirits  to his mother  saying he is getting
on well.      William  has let his house and looks
dull and miserable.         Sister Mary s wooing
seems to progress favorably.       Here s a testi-
monial to Hannah in Rosa Gunn s (nee Bol-
ton s) words:       She told Charlotte there was one
dear friend she wanted to see have some one to
truly love her and that was Hannah.            She
couldn t think why she didn t seem to care or notice
any men.               With more of love and tender-
ness the letter concludes.              Trying to write.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and twelve
Description:Describes a letter from Hannah Bennett.
Date:1860-11-16
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, George; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Bolton, William; Gardner, George; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; London, [England]; Chigwell, [England]
Scan Date:2010-04-27

 

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.