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	        Rosa Bolton s Infamy.
When I asked why they did not, have her mother,
said (sic)  not on any account    I suppose for
fear she should talk to the nurse.       I saw the
child a full-grown babe of nine months, too large
for the coffin that was sent for a premature one of six
months, according to Charles  order.    So the nurse
doubled the legs under.         So Charley has mar-
ried a stinking little whore!   the dead brat
being, in all probability Hartley s.     He does
not look happy,  my mother continues;  God only
knows whether he suspects what we all know.
He was so infatuated with her and we could
not prove anything.      I begged him to wait six
months, but the crafty mother and daughter
managed him.         There s more news but
I can t chronicle it, now.      I wish the nasty
little bitch had died with her whelp!  And I ll
see George Bolton damned before I ll play at
being friends with him.                         Writing in
the afternoon, another story and notes to Heylyn
and John Conworth, the last containing particulars
about my attempt to discover the grave of his un-
cle.         In the evening to 16th street and with
Haney to 745.    Matty in the basement, making
a cap for little Jessie.   ( If it came to the worst 
the girl said laughingly, afterwards,  she could
get her living at hat-making! )       Haney went up-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page seventy-four
Description:Describes a letter received from his mother.
Subject:Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Conworth, John; Edwards, Jessie; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hartley; Heylyn, Edward; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
Scan Date:2010-06-14


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.