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               George Bolton and his Wife.
ty by getting a puff of the vessel and its command-
er inserted in a daily paper, which, by Seymour s
influence, appeared in the  N.Y. Times.   It praised
the captain and talked of a congratulatory meeting
of passengers.    In reality the man was detested
by them, being, says Cahill,  the d____dest brute
that ever commanded a ship.      He told his cousin
this:  All right!  says Seymour.                        A
letter from George Bolton, in answer to mine.
His fortune has been  like his health, now good,
now bad;  x  x  crops good   isolation of posi-
tion   patience &c.   His wife is again in child-
birth, he trying to find a nurse for her, in
which, as she won t associate with the neighbours,
he encounters some difficulty.    She doesn t visit her
brother John, too, who seems to have developed into
a money-loving muck-thrift;  when she left him
she made him a present of various articles, which she
brought from England, sets of knives, silver
spoons &c., in return for asking for a few things
of little value,  which he gave, subsequently  send-
ing in a bill for them, charging for each item
seperately at his own valuation.   When their
father died, too, he left  200, with books
and chattels, all of which John Conworth appro-
priated without a word.   She His sister had
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page seventy-seven
Description:Describes a letter from George Bolton.
Date:1861-04-10
Subject:Bolton, George; Conworth; Conworth, John; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Devonshire (Ship); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; New York times.; Seymour, Charles (Bailey)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-05-24

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.