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	Rosa Bolton s Letter to Hannah.
sequent talk of war between the two countries.  In
the evening with Shepherd to the Academy of Music,
there to witness the Hanlon s feats of Zampillaeros-
tation, as they term it   swinging and leaping per-
formances upon the trapeze.     Saw W. Waud,
his wife and White there and drank with the men.
Met Cahill, too, (who had given us the tickets)
and the little Watson.        Return with Shepherd
to the house afterwards.         I met Nicholson this
morning, in conversation with Rosenberg.   He (the
former) went to Port Royal for the World.
  17.  Tuesday.   Writing in doors all the morning,
with an abominable cold in the head and limbs.
A letter from Hannah                     Items: A let-
ter received by her from Mrs. Charley,  Charley
is very unwell, has not gone to business until
midday; he has this horrid low fever and aching
of the limbs and sore throat.  Ah me!  (one of
her brother George s expressions   all the family
who are capable of letter writing imitate his lachry-
mose rot)  it s very, very sad, and I am not the
thing myself;  (of course not).   You are all
much, very much thought and talked of, as we
sit by our fireside so quietly and lonely. I anti-
cipated having a gentleman boarder to cheer us
up but he  didn t come, in short.         She wants
me to write to her as she says no one does or cares
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, George; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York world.; Nicholson; Rosenberg; Shepherd, N.G.; Watson, Frederick; Waud, William; Waud, William, Mrs.; White (artist)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Port Royal, [South Carolina]
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.