Lehigh University
The Vault at PfaffsAn Archive of Art and Literature by the Bohemians of Antebellum New York
Previous Issue Next Issue
Previous Page Next Page
0 matches
fortnight, then Naomi came, and Sam
and his wife.    Charley followed, for two days
spending the rest of his holiday at Neithrop.
My father  has a bad cough and is very
complaining.      He sends me  5 for transmis-
sion to Mary Anne.  Rosa writes, too, affection-
ate, morbid and pietistic.    I wish to Heaven she
and Naomi had husbands! the Spurgeon rot
would die out then.            I got a letter from
Hannah this day.    Charlotte has another baby  
a girl.    Little Rosa Bolton talks of visiting
her brother George in the spring!  When Sarah
Ann was at Ramsgate with my mother and sister
Rosa, she, moved by their praise of the Chinner,
spoke of the letter which that female sent to Amos
Sears, on Ned s throwing her over, bidding Sears
come on as she was in the market.     Sarah
Ann  was stopped instantly by Rosa who said
 It was only his lies, they wouldn t believe a
word of it!      the Chinner  was a kind good
girl &c &c   so S. A. never mentioned the
subject again.      How that coarse cant of
reigion goes down with people! how can my
mother be gulled by it?    Mary Hann however
will never call her mother I trow, once
out of her coarse net, Ned will find the deli-
verence too great to be easily ensnared again.
  Hannah s father worries his children, espe
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and forty-one
Description:Describes letters received from Hannah Bennett and his mother.
Subject:Bennett; Bennett, Charlotte (Gazey); Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, George; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Chinner, Mary Anne; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Sears, Amos; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the antics of New York literary Bohemians, Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage, visits to the Edwards family, a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and other friends, letters from Frank Cahill and Bob Gun's mistresses, Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection, Charles Damoreau's return from Boston to live in New York, and attending the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.