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          George Bolton s Child dying.
a Major Henshaw, in pursuance of an ap-
pointment made for me with equal good-na-
ture and officiousness by Boweryem.      Got
northing worth the journey by way of informa-
tion.      Tried to find Bobbett s residence, fail-
ed and returned to New York by 2; the
day blazing hot.   In-doors writing the rest
of the day, including the evening.   I got a
letter from George Bolton on Saturday  ad-
ditional sorrow in it.        The child, he says,
 can t live over tomorrow ; he was sent for
 late last night,  to Conworth s house, where
it has been in charge of John s housekeeper.
John himself shows better than George had thought;
 he has been very, very kind, otherwise
I feel I should have gone mad. Hard 
work  George continues,  is at this season an
absolute necessity and my field-work is great-
ly in arrear.    x    x    x    I feel faint and
weary; I can neither eat, drink, nor sleep;
I work but, it is without hope; I have lit-
tle interest and no pleasure in it.   x   x   John
seems to have set his heart upon the little
creature with a fondness as great as my
own; he has been hanging over it these hours
and his housekeeper sits crying over it, like
a mother.   Furthermore George urges me to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page twenty-seven
Description:Regarding George Bolton's dying child.
Date:1861-06-23
Subject:Bobbett; Bolton, George; Bolton, Jr.; Boweryem, George; Conworth, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Henshaw, Major
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; [Brooklyn, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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.