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	And early married Life.
adjacent.      Hannah and Rosa took long walks,
used to meet Charley on his return from London,
at night.        He starts for business at 8 A.M., re-
turning by 9 at night, involving a long walk to
and from the railroad-station each time.     He is
the kindest and most thoughtful of husbands, works
hard, comes home tired out and  is low in spirits
sometimes,  when he will say  he is weary of life;
that there is nothing worth living for; that he wished
his night s sleep might end the world with him ;
at which Hannah used to wonder, but attributes
it to remembrance of what preceded the marriage.
Our folks don t visit Chigwell, but  Naomi went
with William Bolton, last week.      Edwin was work-
ing at the house previous to the marriage, but left
when the wedded pair returned from their bridal
trip to Ramsgate    this worries Charley.   My sis-
ter Rosa had been with Edwin and Sarah Ann,
getting things in order, but on the arrival of the mar-
ried couple, she (Rosa) left for London before
brea they had breakfasted.        Mrs. Charley  might
heal the breach if she liked, but don t seem to care
about it;  she is very kind to Charley, has
nothing to do and the days seem long to her.
The first of Hannah s weeks in London was a
wet one, spent at the Heritages.    She visited
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page eighty-one
Description:Regarding the marriage of his brother Charley.
Date:1861-01-18
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Bolton, William; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage
Coverage (City/State):Chigwell, [England]; London, [England]; Ramsgate, [England]
Scan Date:2010-05-11

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen
Description:Describes 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, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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.