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own little child.    I think I can fancy.    Char-
ley says he s sometimes anxious about his fu-
ture, considering it dependent on the Bagster s,
but his position is a good one, owing to both of
them being disabled from business.     Cornelius,
dropped by the firm is in Boston, U. S.         I
am happy in my home  writes Charley,  happier
than I ever was, and I trust in God for the future
x   x.   Edwin is just as ever, Rosa and Naomi
looking older, and our mother   bless her!   looking
very well indeed: she went last week to see Mrs
Mitchell, who is dying, no doubt.   x    George Bol-
ton has been staying with us a few days; his
Canada experience has improved him; I like
him very much; he returns in the spring.  Sam is
doing very well indeed, at Harrow: he lacks
worldly experience, having got an easy living with-
out any fighting for it.   x   x   x   Boutcher has sold
himself into a very indifferent family, although
monied; his wife (the best of them) had about three
thousand pounds.   Charley helped a young man who
married the sister of Boutcher s wife to a stationary
business.    Aunt Bolton has been a good kind friend
to me, more so than anyone I know; she s a 
good mother to her children, poor soul! and al-
ways asks about you, anxiously wishing you
could come home. 
  5.  Wednesday.   The state of New York votes
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page fifty-eight
Description:Describes a letter received from his brother Charley.
Date:1862-11-04
Subject:Bagster, Cornelius; Bolton, George; Bolton, Mary; Boutcher, William; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Melliship, Eliza (Boutcher); Mitchell, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York], New York
Scan Date:2010-10-18

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of his experiences as a war correspondent for ""The New York Tribune"" at New Orleans, Louisiana, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana; boarding house living; a visit to the Rawlings family; a fight with Mr. Blankman at his boarding house; his journey on the North Star with the Banks expedition; the re-occupation of Baton Rouge by Union forces; a visit to a sugar plantation in Louisiana; and Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Thomson's death.
Subject:African Americans; Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Publishers and publishing; Transportation; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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.