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	News from England.
she did not go until the beginning of this month. 
Mrs. Gazey   honest Charlotte Bennett   was with
Mrs. Bolton on this occasion; they stayed a week,
spending a day at Rodney Buildings.     Charley
takes her to Neithrop within the week of my
mother s writing.      Poor Minny, too, Sam s
wife, has had another dead child, at which
all are sorry.      Thomas Edward Fielder, my
mother s cousin, eldest son of her uncle, died
suddenly of some internal complaint    a great
shock to his mother, who is 87 years old.      His
wife died last summer.     They are childless and
very wealthy.    Only a sister and brother, both
unmarried remain; my mother conjectures that
her uncle s  heaped-up wealth  may go to some
hospital or charity.        My father  looks rather
better.      Bellew has not visited our folks, nor
Bob Gun, the latter of whom offers to  send
messages to me every week.    Our folks have seen
nothing of the Barths for a long time; they live
somewhere near Finchley.   The youngest daughter
had to return to her parents; her husband Wa-
lenn being a bankrupt.               Poor Mary Anne
wants news of home; says its  lonely  in
dreary Illinois; that her sons are busy and
times hard ( only six banks in the state
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and eighteen
Description:Describes the contents of his mother's letter.
Date:1861-06-03
Subject:Banks and banking; Barth; Barth, Mrs.; Bellew, Frank; Bennett, Charlotte (Gazey); Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Fielder, Thomas Edward; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Walenn; Walenn, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):Neithrop, [England]; Finchley, [England]; Illinois
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.