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debt for want of work, forget not, I ve some
dollars left.     If you can spare the postage, a
letter from you would do me good.   I shall
write to you again, as soon as there is a change
in my wife s health   forgive this scrawl   I
feel nervous and feverish from long watching
and want of sleep.       Thine faithfully,
			G. Bolton.
  I have two doctors with her, but I ve no faith
in their skill. 
  Wrote.   Down town, to the Quarter-Master
General s Department   saw him   got letter.
To Harper s, saw Guernsey   story rejected, as
expected.    Met Wurzbach, returning to engraver s
department.       Saw Haney momentarily at Tou-
sey s.     Met Fay in Broadway, with a thing, strag-
gling red beard   he works for the Harpers  too.
Met Cahill and Gufferoe (who has come home
drunk with him nocturnally, twice)   who it ap-
pears, published the  New Yorker  in the days when
Allie Vernon and Mort Thomson wrote for it, before
the advent of the latter on the  Picayune.    A late
dinner with Boweryem.        In the evening writing
till 1 A. M.      Phillips came up, looking as red
as a red Indian from exposure to the sun.
The Seventh returned from Washington, this af-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and eleven
Description:Regarding George Bolton's dying wife.
Subject:Bolton, George; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Fay; Guernsey; Gufferoe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Military; New Yorker.; New York State Militia Infantry Regiment, 7th; Phillips; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Tousey; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Wurzbach
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; [Paris, Ontario, Canada]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-08


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.