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former wooer,  the only sister who lives with
James and Frank (?)    evidently his late wife s
sister    would now be very desirable to Har-
ry one may fancy.        Rosa and Charley live
at an Islington villa; they have been at Neithrop,
returning to town with my sister Rosa, after a
stay on her part of seven weeks   seven too many
with that family, I think.      She visited the Davids
and talked Spurgeon at George Gardner among
other things, besides discreetly characterizing
Charley s wife as  the mischief-maker of the fa-
mily,  at Neithrop, to Mrs. Drinkwater, ex Bez-
ly, who of course told the small person imme-
diately concerned.    For  Rosa speaks very un-
thinkingly, often,  and Mrs. Drinkwater is al-
together undeserving of her latest-acquired name;
   it is reported that she and her husband have
fought.    Her old mother lives yet and is as
fond of cards as ever; mother and daughter
drive about in a cart, Mrs. D. looking  fat and
common.    George Bolton writes home snivel-
lingly and, I think, untruly about inability to
return to England this year,  as he has had
heavy losses in the yielding of his corn    Rot!
his crops were better than hearty Baker s, as
the latter told him, when he was depreciating them
   and in the number of his lambs    which 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page forty-six
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Date:1861-11-04
Subject:Baker, Jemmy; Bennett, Hannah; Bezly, Ann (Drinkwater); Bolton, George; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Drinkwater, John; Gardner, George; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heritage, Henry; Heritage, Henry, Mrs.; Heritage, James
Coverage (City/State):Neithrop, [England]
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.