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	     News from England.
family; he does not know  adds my mother
what I could tell of them.      I should not like
to put on paper what has come to my knowledge 
  about the little humbug, I suppose.     Sarah
Ann as accepted George Gardiner  as she
thinks she shall not have a better chance of lea-
ving her happy home  and the whole family are
savage at it, on the grounds that  he is only a
poor Lawyer s clerk  as the amiable George
had it, in Canada, whither, if they can, the
family will export cunning little Sarah   pos-
sibly for John Conworth s benefit.    Gardiner,
says my mother, has a better character than
any brother of hers and supports his old
mother.     Mary Ann has written home; our
father is no better in health,  looking very
ill.             Down town; at Ross and Tousey s,
met F. Leslie.     At Vanity Fair office saw
 Artemus Ward  Brown, present editor, having
a message for him from Captain Clinton.
To the E. Post.     Returning met Damoreau,
who looked journeymanish. To Haney s.
Up town; writing.      Haney up in the evening,
and irregularly, Cahill, Boweryem, Shep-
herd and the child.    Cahill and Shepherd
are out drinking (and worse) together again.
  Cahill will die like Welden, after all.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page ten
Description:Describes a letter received from his mother.
Date:1861-10-12
Subject:Bolton, George; Bolton, Sarah Ann; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Clinton, Captain; Conworth, John; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gardner, George; Gardner, Mrs.; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, Frank; Shepherd, Jr.; Shepherd, N.G.; Artemus (C. F. Brown); Welden, Charles
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.