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	A letter from Bob Gun.
sister was present.     The remark was intensely
Boltonian: I have heard similar things said
at Neithrop hundreds of times.  Mrs. Bolton
and William excelled in it; but the whole family
possess the characteristic.              At the Post
Office, this day, I got a seven-page letter from
Bob Gun; written at his private residence, 12
Godolphin Road, New Road, Hammersmith.
Here are items: Bellew and Bob, in conjunction
with Charley, tried several publishers about my
proposed  Charleston in Secession Time,  without
success.       Bob called on Boutcher and Clarke on
his arrival in London; has seen them since.
He intends going to Paris in a few days, on
business.      Bellew saw both Nast and Seymour,
on their way through England.      Abrahams bor-
rowed 10 shillings of Bob, to help pay Cahill s
passage out, which sum he hasn t refunded.
He, Abrahams, was employed at the office of the
Metropolitan Hotel Co., which was established for
the purpose of erecting a big hotel, on the Ameri-
can plan; but nothing has come of it; for the bill
was thrown out of the House.   A. s father was to
have been the architect.      What the young man
is now doing, Bob doesn t know; perhaps study-
ing law, as he talked about it.      He told Gun
that he left a situation of $25 a week in New
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page seventy-five
Description:Describes a letter received from Bob Gun.
Date:1861-07-20
Subject:Abrahams; Bellew, Frank; Bolton, George; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, William; Boutcher, William; Cahill, Frank; Clarke, George; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nast, Thomas; Publishers and publishing; Seymour, Charles (Bailey)
Coverage (City/State):Hammersmith, [England]; London, [England]; [Paris, Ontario, Canada]
Coverage (Street):12 Godolphin Road
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.