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                 Some Banbury News.
one volume of a bible belonging to the old man,
and petitioned for the rest, inasmuch as he had
others; he made no reply but held on to the
odd volumves.   Dick Bolton is still with 
each  growling at each other.    George hears
but seldom from England;  Harry, William
and Sally contrive to live discontentedly together:
Sally s sensibility  (Oh! bosh about Bolton
feminine sensibility   let George Gardiner see to it?)  quail-
ing under the rude and selfish tyranny of
Bill   Poor girl!         George had a letter from
his sister Rosa;  they seem contented and
happy, I believe they will continue so    of course!
isn t she a Bolton?            Finally George gives
me a kindly invitation to visit him, which his
wife seconds.     I do like the fellow, but am
impatient with the rot attributing all the gushing
amiabilities to his sisters, who have been reared
in a right selfish school and know their little
games as well as any of their sex.     Drawing
on wood.     Going out after dinner, met little
Maguire.         I told her that Ledger was coming
and watched the effect; she reddened, was
flustered, fluttered and curious.       In Broad-
way met Pancknin, from Charleston.          He
told me that he had a letter from George Bab-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page seventy-eight
Description:Describes a letter from George Bolton.
Date:1861-04-10
Subject:Babbage, George; Bolton, George; Bolton, Harry; Bolton, Richard; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Bolton, William; Conworth; Gardner, George; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Ledger, Arthur; Maguire, Sarah Ann; Pancknin
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.