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	My Mother s Letter.
would almost tempt the adoption of Charlotte
Bronte s melancholy belief that some persons
are appointed beforehand to sorrow and disap-
pointment.       She led surely one of the meg mea-
grest of lives, with respect to all that ordina-
rily goes to the making up of existence.  Yet
this George may lay to heart; what of love and
happiness she experienced, he gave her.  It s
a touching story, their long affection for each other
and its end.       I m glad, from my soul, that
the child survives   there s help in the claim it
has upon its bereaved father.      Poor George! God
lighten this heavy sorrow to him.              My mo-
ther tells me that Charley has some money from
the  Illustrated London News  for me (for the draw-
ing) but awaits payment for photographs   that
he has been unsuccessful in finding a publisher
for my projected  Charleston in Secession-Time; 
  that warts on the soles of his feet have 
disabled him from walking and necessi-
tated an operation.   The elder of the Bagster
brothers lies stricken with paralysis.    My mo-
ther and sister went to Chigwell immediately,
on little Rosa s premature delivery of a dead
baby, on March the 28th.            I thought her
mother ought to be with her,  adds mine;  but
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and seventeen
Description:Regarding the death of George Bolton's wife.
Date:1861-06-03
Subject:Bolton, George; Bolton, Jr.; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Books and reading; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Illustrated London news.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Chigwell, [England]
Scan Date:2010-06-08

 

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.