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	     Some English News.
or two chance remarks anent love of money.    He
came back with me and in an hour or two, John
and Henry returning, we all supped   a larger
party than commonly gathers around that board,
I fancy.    Afterwards we sat nearly till midnight,
getting up a theologic, orthodox, heterodox, Calvin-
isitic, universalisitic, predestinational, irrational,
aggravational discussion on the Bible and its belong-
ings   ending as usual, in such, in confirming each
in his own opinions.    John shared my bed, the
cords of which being relaxed, rendered it of a trench-
like uncomfortableness, insomuch that I presently
deserted him and, with shawl and coverlid, made up
a bunk on the settee in the sitting room.        Han-
nah tells of going to Neithrop, of Sarah Ann rea-
ding a letter of George s    very sad and touching,
just in the strain of yours    about his wife s death;
of Charlotte at Ramsgate with Mrs. Heri-
tage; of John s going to fetch her home; of my
sister Rosa  writing very religiously  always now ; of
Charley and his wife going to Neithrop to spend his
holidays, of a wet, disastrous summer, and of the
writer s own unmatchable goodness and tenderness
of heart in every letter.     I wish to God the recipient 
were worthy of it.
  14.  Wednesday.   In doors writing all day.   Almost
as quiet as heretofore, though George has, I think, been
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and fifteen
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Date:1861-08-13
Subject:Baker, Jemmy; Bennett, Charlotte (Gazey); Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, George; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Conworth, John; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heritage, Henry, Mrs.; Tew, Henry
Coverage (City/State):[Paris, Ontario, Canada]; Neithrop, [England]
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.