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	News from England.
tion of it.       Apropos of a visit to Neithrop,
Hannah talks of William s  civility  to her; how
he produced a bottle of champagne at dinner, and
how  he and his mother grinn d when G. Gardner,
(who was there to tea) rose from the table and stood
whistling against the window.   Whatever they may
think,  she adds,  his public character is good, while
William s is as disgraceful as I ever heard.         He
and his sister, Sarah Ann, don t speak to each other
  a happy family!      Rosa, my brother Charley s
wife has given premature birth to a dead baby.
Poor Charley!   My mother and sister Rosa went
to Chigwell in consequence; their first visit; Ed-
win following on Easter Sunday      It may be the
means of creating a better feeling between the two
households.            Writing a letter to my mother; 
Cahill present part of the day.     A drizzly after-
noon.       In-doors during the evening.   I learn
from Boweryem that Alf Waud started this day
for Washington, via the at present  plug-uglyish 
city of Baltimore; which is at open hostility
with the government.
  25.  Thursday.   A lovely day, blue sky and
sunshine     Across Washington Square, where troops
of volunteers were drilling, to the 6th avenue, then
parting with Cahill, rode up to 40th street, saw
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page one hundred and thirty-two
Description:Regarding news from England received in a letter from Hannah Bennett.
Date:1861-04-24
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Bolton, William; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Gardner, George; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Neithrop, [England]; Chigwell, [England]; Washington, [District of Columbia]; Baltimore, [Maryland]
Coverage (Street):6th Avenue; 40th Street; Washington Square
Scan Date:2010-06-03

 

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.