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for her.     Truly as Hannah says,  there is
nothing very happy in their union.   Charley s
unhappy infatuation and the false little bitch s
selfishness and sin have borne appropriate fruit.
At Neithrop the hateful family are all at dis-
cord   may their family devils, cunning and self-
ishness, conspire to confound them!        Another
item; honest Susan Gregory that was, married
to a brute and sensualist named Walton, a baker
at Brackley and Birmingham, has left him, after
blows and illusage   would not take money where
she couldn t have kindness   and is now a ser-
vant in London.       The old father died some
years back, leaving no money.     Meantime kind
Charlotte and her husband are as happy as can
be; my sister writes Calvinistic letters to Han-
nah and she herself   may God reward her
for her patience, sympathy and affection!
Out to the dreary Concert hells in the evening
for an hour or so, Shepherd with me.           He 
took his finished poem to Harper s this after-
noon, saw the grinning and grubby-clawed
Guernsey rather hectored by the resplendent  Cap-
tain  O Brien in uniform about inaccessible
proof and came away rather despondent.     I
could share the feeling, being sick in body and
mind; neither of which are bettered by lying
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and one
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Date:1861-12-17
Subject:Bennett, Charlotte (Gazey); Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Gazey; Gregory, Susan; Guernsey; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Marriage; O'Brien, Fitz James; Shepherd, N.G.; Walton
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Neithrop, [England]
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.