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        John Conworth and Sarah Ann Bolton.
in the presence of the family.   x   x   Sarah Anne
doesn t care for him and never did in the
way of loving him.   x   x   She said when he
first came in she felt no emotion: they shook
hands and looked at each other, and if they
were left alone for a few minutes, he sat with
his hand over his eyes.   x   x   He sent his por-
trait for her by George, who didn t give it to
her, as she was so taken up with George Gard-
ner.   He is more earnest now than ever and
they (S. A. and G.) go out together as usual,
so John will soon know he is in the background.
x   x   He sat very quiet while I was there, look-
ing down, as if he were shy, now and then
raising his head and replying to a question, or
laughing at the remarks of others.   x   Sarah
Ann expected to see him sprucer in appearance;
his figure is loose, Yankee-like, in gait and man-
ner and in the sound of his voice.   x   x   I won-
der what he really has come over for?        
His housekeeper that you knew is living in
Warwickshire and he has left his brothers in
his home.      Ah John Conworth! better take
the pretty, kind little widow back with you as your
wife: what can you see in that little Sarah 
Ann to hanker after her so?   What does any
man see in the woman he loves or has loved?
x   x   Sister Rosa s  love affair.  Charles and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twenty-One: page sixty-one
Description:Describes a letter from Hannah Bennett with news from England.
Date:1862-11-10
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, George; Bolton, Sarah Ann; Conworth, John; Gardner, George; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hewett, Susan
Coverage (City/State):[England]
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.