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              A Trick of Boutcher s.
  To 745, rejoining Haney, Mr. Edwards
and Jack.     Talking with Matty principally.
Sally and Nast on sofa, as usual.       Mrs. Ed-
wards present, and Honeywell.
  13.  Thursday.   Mr. Edwards up to see me,
to inquire about Bob Gun s American Agency,
in view of sending things to him.     The old gentle-
man was himself pretty largely engaged in a
transatlantic Express company, some eight or
ten years ago; when Haney (imported from
Pennsylvania by Jim Parton) made his first
essay in New York life as his clerk.      A let-
ter from Hannah   love and hope and patience
and tenderness, always!      Boutcher borrowed
the photographs I sent from Charley, got duplicates
made surreptitiously and disposed of them to the
 London News,  insomuch that Charley had some
difficulty in proving the originality and 
Boutcher s dishonesty.    After all he was a selfish
dog in his youth - but this is a dirty trick at the
expense of an old friend.     They say he married
for money, too.          This anecdote of Hannah got
from Rosa Bolton that was, who has been brought
to Neithrop by Charley.    He projects going into the
picture business in London, in company with an old
German bachelor, named Graff, who has a place
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and forty-three
Description:Describes news received from Hannah Bennett's letter.
Date:1861-06-12
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Boutcher, William; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Graff; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Nast, Thomas; Parton, James
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Neithrop, [England]; London, [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.