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	       A Letter from Home.
all the day    when awake he does nothing but
groan and cough    Edwin going off to work
at some great house in Worcestershire   not
an hilarious Christmas Day at home   Charles
better in health but looking somber and dull,
complaining of the Bagsters    says he must bear
it, because he is married    his wife  looks
much as usual    Sam troubled with an ulce-
rated lip   Minnie pretty well   Boutcher
drawing for the New Exhibition   Aunt Bessy
living in bad health near Bath   Minnie
just arrived at our house   servant Alice coming
in from Gainer the butcher with the
news that there would be no war with America
   I thank God on my knees for the same. 
A poem of Rosa s, copied by Naomi and the
Evening Hymn from Keble s Christmas Year.
In doors all day, at night to Bellew s.        Found
him in company with a friendly ex-landlord of his,
who was boring him considerably.   He soon left.
Bellew was nervous from staying in doors and
harassed by the state of his wife, had been unable
to work all day.   He said he had a disagreeable
duty to perform, to deny Mrs. Bellew the use of
choloro chloroform, which she has been addicted to for
over a year   also laudanum   that Blakeman
strictly forbade it and he was resolved to obey him.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and two
Description:Describes a letter received from his mother.
Date:1862-01-30
Subject:Alice; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bessy (Aunt); Blakeman, William; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Boutcher, William; Civil War; Gainer; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Physicians and surgeons; Women
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.