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	     A Letter from Haney.
gentler, better or more disposed to think well of
his fellow-creatures.  Indeed such events in their
effects on survivors are, almost universally, merely
temporary.      Character is unchangeable.
  29.  Monday.   With George to Brantford in a
big cart, like a drawer on wheels, he having to make
purchases.   In the afternoon, returning from a
visit to Paris, George brought back a letter for
me from Haney.    He projects a journey to Niagara
in three weeks time, and many visit Rochester, in 
company with Jim Parton and Mrs. Edwards.
 Sally and Thomas become twain on the 29th of
September, his birthday; following which they visit
Niagara.      So the thing will be over by Christmas,
which will be a blessed thing for all parties; especially
for those who ought to be the least interested.       Mat-
tie, Eliza and Jack have gone to Po keepsie, to
Mrs. Weddell s, a sister of Rogers.   They remain
two weeks.      Mort Thomson is at Washington; Clif,
a quartermaster in Carl Schurz  Regiment.         Alf
Waud is home again   he had a narrow escape in
the Bully Run from Manassas   Haney has not 
seen him as yet   hearing this from Leggatt of the
 Ill. News ; as also that  Mrs. Waud  is  about
contributing another twig to the family olive trees. 
(God s Revenge against Adultery   five red-headed
children!)       Mr. Wheeler, Bellew s father-in-law,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page ninety-three
Description:Describes a letter received from Jesse Haney.
Date:1861-07-28
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bolton, George; Civil War; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mary (Waud); Leggatt; Military; Nast, Thomas; Parton, James; Rogers, William; Thomson, Clif; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Waud, Alfred; Weddle, Mrs.; Wheeler
Coverage (City/State):Paris, [Ontario, Canada]; Brantford, [Ontario, Canada]
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.