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	    Some News from Home.
for sketches and photographs, and an intimation
that Bellew, now on his way to New York, has 10s.
more from another source.  The letter is full of sym-
pathy for George, a hope that he ll visit our folks
if he come to England &c.  Mrs. Charles Gunn  has
been for two or three weeks in Neithrop, and at our
house subsequently.   (Bye the bye, in a letter written to
George and exhibited by him to me, this young per-
son was guilty of a characteristic piece of suppression.
She bemoaned the inhumanity of her mother and sister
not coming to her during her confinement, but said not
a word of my mothers and sisters visit   when her
double dealing with Charley before marriage and indif-
ference to my mother after, might have justified 
their stopping away.)    Sam s wife is sea-bathing at
Ramsgate, Naomi at Harrow, Rosa projecting a
Neithrop visit, my mother  a fixture at home,  on
my father s account,    perhaps it is better,  adds
she.     She and Rosa have  dined at Harley Place
with aunt and cousin Fielder, when George  told 
them of his trav voyaging about the Mediterranean
in his yacht, Julia, his sojourning at Constantino-
ple and Athens, going to a court ball at the latter
place, and entertaining Garibaldi off
Caprera.          My brother Charley is looking for a
house, getting tired of his daily distances.
  Heylyn writes only one sentence worth preserving:
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and twenty
Description:Describes a letter received from his mother.
Date:1861-08-16
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bolton, George; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Fielder, George; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward
Coverage (City/State):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.