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	       Bill Rogers  Sister.
Rosa, bye the bye, writes to Hannah, say-
ing that she and her husband have a boarder,
 an Italian by birth, an Egyptian by adoption 
  an agreeable hybrid, I should say.  He is a
nice man,  she says   will she play the whore
with him, I wonder?   Not at present, perhaps;
for she looks forwards to maternity.      I don t
care if she don t live through it.        The marriage
of kind Mary Bennett and James Heritage,
her cousin, seems imminent.   Hannah went to
a Birmingham cattle-show with the Gazeys.
Savage, a Staffordshire man (whom I recol-
lect as being present during my first visit to
Chacombe) has turned up, is a widower and
 worries  Hannah with long letters   apropos
of  a grate which he has to get for father    which
 nobody esl else will or is expected to answer. 
  Wrote a letter to my mother and to Mary
Anne.     In the evening, in pursuance of a
little note of invitation from Matty Edwards,
went to 745.        Miss Abigail Rogers there, sis-
ter to hearty Bill of Rochester, an equally hearty
brown-skinned plump old maid, a  Wolverine 
by adoption.     She had recently returned from
Washington and told us some little amusing mat-
ter about the homely talk of President Lincoln,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and six
Description:Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.
Subject:Bennett; Bennett, Charlotte (Gazey); Bennett, Hannah; Bennett, Mary; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Edwards, Martha; Gazey; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hartley; Heritage, James; Lincoln, Abraham; Rogers, Abigail; Rogers, William; Savage
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.