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          Dick Bolton comes to New York.
the wrong of it to his wife s door; thus the weak-
ness, folly and selfishness of his marriage pro-
duces appropriate fruit.        I don t moralize
about these things and summed this up sadly
in a word or two.        There was a big fire
and a thunderstorm visible from my window
and Charley left me to go to the former before 
the rain came and I resumed writing till mid-
night.
  17.  Tuesday.  Richard Bolton arrived,
from Montreal, on an excursion; I had got a
newspaper, marked, yesterday, intimating his
coming.   A keen-looking, spare, darkish haired
young man, with a bit of a moustache and
light beard, such is the cousin at 26, whom
I first saw a spoilt baby bawling and
tearing his hair in childish passion, on a
threshold at the old house in Neithrop.  Pas-
sed the whole morning in talking with him.  Poor
old Mr Conworth died two months ago, very
painlessly.     Down town with Dick during the
afternoon, looked in at the Momus Office.
Ward the fellow who was going to carry on
the paper, paying Addey $300 for it, has
collected what debts he could, made others and
bolted.      He was engaged as a sort of errand-
man and general hanger-on, an Englishman
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and six
Description:Regarding Richard Bolton's arrival in New York.
Date:1860-07-16
Subject:Addey; Bolton, Richard; Conworth; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Ward (publisher)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, 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.