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	    Acting after her kind.
Gazey  paid the woman s railroad fare, which
hasn t been refunded.   Of course!  Like mother,
like daughters, like sons! the whole mean, cunning,
despicable lot of them, barring only the simple-heart-
ed father who committed the hideous mistake of
marrying his half-brother s servant-wench.  Charley
has taken a villa at Islington.              His little bitch of
a wife has been lying to him about the honest Gazeys,
 saying that Mr. and Mrs. G. tried to persuade
her not to marry Charley (which is untrue).    She
appears to try to excuse her past conduct by laying
blame on her friends.   So much for her cant of
confidante-ship and affection for Hannah.      Char-
ley invites Sam and his wife to visit Chigwell,  for
the first time,  and poor Minnie has been to Rams-
gate in search of health.   My sister Rosa, at Neit-
hrop, designs visiting first the Gazey s, then Cha-
combe.  She is  looking thin.  All Sarah Ann s move-
ments are actuated by George Gardner who, has
sprained his ankle, but begins to get about again. 
I wish to heaven he d hobble into church with
his little, cunning-mouthed, selfish choice and leave
an open door, through which dear little Mrs. Hew-
itt might tempt John Conworth to happiness of
which he is three-parts worthy.  William Bolton
lives saves and whores, meets Michael Bennett, farmer,
at Banbury market and incidentally says he
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and ten
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Date:1861-09-25
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bennett, Michael; Bolton, Henry; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Bolton, William; Conworth, John; Gardner, George; Gazey; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hewett, Susan; Women
Coverage (City/State):Chigwell, [England]; Islington, [England]; Neithrop, [England]; Banbury, [England]
Scan Date:2010-06-15

 

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.