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          The Stokeses, Masons & Hogarths.
Shepherd (I went to Martin s to get Mrs
Church s address, to put our folks in communica-
tion with her.)          Apropos of home; I have
omitted certain items about old acquaintances
mentioned in my mother s and sister s letters.
Joe Stokes, Sam s friend and admirer of
the blooming Tilly Jenkins, went to Australia,
married, became insane and is now in an an-
tipodean lunatic asylum.     His father died soon
after his departure.     His mother, in a distres-
sing state, travels from place to place with one
of her daughters; cannot bear to hear her son s
name mentioned &c.     Her other sons and an
uncle of theirs carry on the boat-building business.
The daughters visit at our house yet, as do the
Masons, Miss M. having grown up  a pretty, nice
girl.        The Hogarth family are also constant
to Rodney Buildings.    John, the son is in the North
 among the iron people there.    Mr and Mrs Heath
live in Campden Town; three children (all they have
had) are dead;  she, poor thing, is a daily gover-
ness, has been to see  our folks  several times,
and has, I think,  (my mother writes)  a bad hus-
band.  We never see him nor does Samuel.   Tilly
is still a blooming governess; Sam says she shall
always have a home with him when she wants
one.    Aunt Anna visits us still; never sees her
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page ninety-three
Description:Regarding news received from his mother's and sister's letters.
Date:1861-12-11
Subject:Anna (Aunt); Church, Mrs. (Andreotti); Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heath; Heath, Mrs.; Hogarth, John; Jenkins, Tilly; Martin, Professor; Mason, Miss (England); Mental illness; Shepherd, N.G.; Stokes; Stokes, Joe; Stokes, Miss; Stokes, Mrs.
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.