My Mother informs me of
to Bellew s, at his new house in 22nd street.
There till about 11; partly conversing with him
and Mrs B., in the latter half of the evening ex-
clusively with the former.
22. Friday. Made sketch; with it to Harper s
by 11 ; saw Bonner. Charleston story in print;
sketch liked. Uptown. Cahill and Shepherd in
my room the latter having disappeared for two
days, it is supposed that he has been drunk
somewhere. They off. A letter form my
mother. The truth the whole infamous truth
about Rosa Bolton, at last! and here it is:
She has lately been to Neithrop; I cannot think
how she can shew her face there, at present;
taking Charley, too; but she is quite brazen.
Her name quite stinks there. One old acquaintance
of theirsx (the Neithrop lot) says Charles must
be a muff or a saint to have married her. She
wrote falsely when she said no one came near
her in her confinement . I went with your sis-
ter, the moment that Charles sent to me. I
stayed all day; and had to walk near five
miles and did not get over the fatigue for a week.
x Probably George Gardner, Sarah Ann s fianc e
or Davids. (The latter.) In a snivelling, lying letter to her
brother Richard, which George showed me in Canada.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page seventy-three|
|Description:||Describes a letter received from his mother.|
|Subject:||Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bolton, George; Bolton, Richard; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Bonner, John; Cahill, Frank; Davids; Gardner, George; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Shepherd, N.G.; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|Coverage (Street):||22nd Street|
|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.|