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	A Letter from George Bolton.
  6.  Wednesday.   A dull, rainy day.   In
doors at work on another story till the evening,
then writing to Hannah.     Cahill, up for half
an hour before our 6   meal, reports that O B.
was drunk when he shot the man.      He has
to paragraph the event, for the  Times  and will
do it favorably to O Brien, albeit he detests
him in consequence of his recent insolence towards
him.
  7.  Thursday.   A letter from George Bolton
commencing  Dear old friend,  in which he
ingenuously wonders that he should have re-
ceived nothing from me  since I left that dreary
spot,  alludes to my sending papers &c to the
Tews, Baker and Conworth, augurs success
and profit as my present for time, relates
how Baker, Hart or John visit him of Sun-
days and their speculations about the war.
He says, also, that he has let his farm on
lease, that he intends to stay for a week or
two with John, then to  try city life in Mon-
treal,  returning to England, perhaps by the way
of New York in January   inquiring the rate 
of passage by sailing packet.    John may
accompany him   will I go, too?    The Tews
are well; William preparing for the hunting
season.   Henry is now a Commercial travel-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page fifty-one
Description:Describes a letter received from George Bolton.
Date:1861-11-05
Subject:Baker, Jemmy; Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, George; Cahill, Frank; Conworth, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart (Canada); Journalism; New York times.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Tew, Henry; Tew, William
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Montreal, [Quebec, Canada]
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.