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      Boutcher Married.  Also Mrs. Ann Bezly.
noon.   But it s half-past ten and I must
draw the beer and cut up some bread-and-cheese, 
and so, with a hearty Good night, honest Jack
finishes his letter.          I discover that I have
omitted mention of letters from home; from my
mother and Rosa,     bearing the date
of December 6.    From them I learn that Bellew
has called on Boutcher and Clarke, that Bob
Gun visited my brother Charley,x in Paternoster Row,
that my mother has written a long letter to Mary
Anne, that the weather is wet, that little in-
timacy exists between Rodney Buildings and Chig-
well, that Boutcher is married to a  very nice-
looking young lady with a nice fortune of about
two or three thousand pounds    inclosing the
announcement:

[newspaper clipping]
  On the 29th ult, at St. Saviour s Church, Paddington Wm.
Boutcher, Esq., of Kensington-park-terrace North, to Eliza,
third daughter of the late G. W. Melliship, Esq., of Maidavale.

[Gunn s diary continued]
That Mrs. Ann Bezly is married to  old
John Drinkwater of the White Lion Inn, Ban-
bury,  after just a year s widowhood.   I should
have thought,  adds my mother,  she had had
enough of old men.   They were married at
Drayton and live on a farm near Wroxton
	                       
  x Cahill was outside.  He wouldn t go in.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and eighteen
Description:Describes a letter from his mother.
Date:1861-01-28
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bezly, Ann (Drinkwater); Boutcher, William; Cahill, Frank; Clarke, George; Drinkwater, John; Edwards, John; Food; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Melliship, Eliza (Boutcher); Melliship, G.W.
Coverage (City/State):[Charleston, South Carolina]; [New York, New York]; Chigwell, [England]; Banbury, [England]; Wroxton, [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.