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         Results of Thomson s Second Marriage.
to him; all of them are reaping as they sowed,
and the poor girl lying under the clods in Green-
wood is avenged.      Grace and Fanny hate Mrs.
Thomson; Mort is away with Cliff in Virginia
working hard and sadly to keep 
the double family and, in Haney s words, the
punishment falls hardest on the one who had nothing
to do with the match   Mort s Father.          Grace
gets her income   and spends it.     Ed. Welles, who
long ago, discontinued his visits at 745, though
he liked to go thither, is in Washington.
He couldn t be friends with the Edwards-
es and at peace with Fanny and the Thomsons.
He has some office under government.     Willis-
ton was not at 745 last Christmas, nor will
be there this one; he lives at Palensville, kept,
I suppose by his good wife.  He was a bad lot;
maintained a woman and her family, neglected
his wife, escheated two watches confided to him
by Haney, came to a smash generally.              To
Bellew s unsuccessfully, he being out.
  23.  Monday.   A drenching day.        In doors
writing.    Shepherd left at 1 o clock, intending
to return to Jersey, by boat and rail, but 
came back at 4 and remained during the eve-
ning.      We saw Cahill once, at 8. P. M.  He
was sober.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and eleven
Description:Regarding the marriage of Mort and Grace Thomson.
Date:1861-12-22
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Cahill, Frank; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Shepherd, N.G.; Thomson; Thomson, Anna (''Chips''); Thomson, Clif; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Thomson, Sophy; Welles, Edward; Williston; Williston, 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.