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	   A Letter from Hannah.
talking with John A. Wood (who had heard
of O Brien s affair with varying details.)
Poor Banks coming in, I heard Newman
commence at him with,  I got your letter and
   whence I infer Banks had addressed to
this mean and selfish quarter supplications for
 pecuniary assistance.      To the Evening Post
office, saw Maverick, the friendly Ripley (who
will always help me to work when he can) and
Nordhoff.  To Strong s; saw him.          At Ross
and Tousey s met the tall Watson.       To F.
Leslie s again, saw him, got bill endorsed.
Up-town.   Met Shepherd.   Writing all the
Afternoon.           A letter from Hannah,
which comes into my life at this juncture
like far-off music in God s Heaven
faintly heard in a foetid city alley, making
me momentarily loathe my surroundings.,
and wish to God I could live with good, in-
nocent people.     I call a few items from the
letter.    The wife of Henry Heritage (he who
wooed Hannah) has died in childbirth; previous
to which his brother James was pressing kind
Mary Bennett to fix a date for their marriage.
 Whether this death will hasten it or not, I
cannot say,  writes Hannah, adding with
womanly speculation about her cousin and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page forty-five
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Date:1861-11-04
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bennett, Hannah; Bennett, Mary; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heritage, Henry; Heritage, Henry, Mrs.; Heritage, James; Leslie, Frank; Maverick, Augustus; Newman; Nordhoff; O'Brien, Fitz James; Ripley, Philip; Shepherd, N.G.; Strong, Thomas; Watson, John; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

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.