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	    Letter from my Mother.
  11.  Friday.   In doors writing until the 
evening.  Shepherd and Cahill up, also the
little girl of Mrs Clark or Miss Kate Fisher,
as the mother calls herself.  To Bellew s in the
evening; a rather dull time of it.
  12.  Saturday.   A letter from my mother.
My last reached her on her birth-day, the eleventh
of September, when she was sixty-six - God bless
her and give her many more birthdays and hap-
py ones!  Mary and Hannah Bennett sent a
present and letters in honor of the occasion.  My
sister Rosa has been at Neithrop for some weeks
(the more s the pity) and is going to Chacombe.
Charley and his wife (Italicized by my mother)
are going to her former house, too.    They have
moved from Chigwell to Canonbury, a house
opposite the New River.    He  looks miserable,
not like a happy man, but perhaps he was
tired  when my mother saw him and the little
humbug stopped to dinner.    Sam is an immense
contrast,  full of spirits and fun, talking
about his bees and flowers,  the first of which
gave him half a hundred weight of honey last
year.    Poor Minnie isn t well still; she was
a month at Ramsgate, Naomi bearing her
company for half that time.       Charley
is  quite infatuated with some of  the Bolton
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page eight
Description:Describes a letter received from his mother.
Date:1861-10-11
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bennett, Mary; Bellew, Frank; Birthdays; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Cahill, Frank; Clark, Mrs. (Kate Fisher); Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Shepherd, N.G.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Neithrop, [England]; Chacombe, [England]
Scan Date:2010-06-08

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
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 life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, 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.