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	      A Letter from Hannah.
of Mason and Slidell,  until,  said Shanley,  I
had to give him a regular d__ning   to tell him
he talked like a d____d fool!    To the  Post; 
saw Godwin.   To Haney s; he not in; to  Vanity
Fair  office again; saw Stephens.     To  Nick
Nax  office; saw Thatcher.       Up town.      A let-
ter from Hannah.           I can t put down 
how her letters affect me; they fill me with
affection, passionate yearning and remorse  
shame that I have affected so little towards winning
her;  tis for that reason that I always forbear
to descant on them.        Items: Hartley is mar-
ried to his housekeeper.    He came over to Chacombe
with the woman previous to the marriage, to soli-
cit  a great favor   that way Hannah should
keep house for him during a temporary absence
(!) with characteristic Banbury cunning, sup-
pressing any mention of his marital intentions.
She, puzzled and annoyed, declined.        I
have found out since,  she adds,  that I should
have had to be bridesmaid, and to have stayed
at the house during their tour in France.   I can-
not think why they fixed upon me, as I knew
very little of them, merely speaking when we
met.          
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and five
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Date:1862-01-31
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Civil War; Godwin, Park; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hartley; Mason, J.M.; Shanley; Slidell, John; Stephens, Henry L.; Thatcher; Wood, Frank
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.