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         Charley s  nasty, double-dealing girl. 
about his father s being dangerously stabbed by a
lunatic.      Met Banks, gave him photograph of
Bellew.         Writing hard all the evening, scoring up
Diary, Boweryem present part of the time.          A
letter from my mother, at last.     More of Charley
and his  nasty, double-dealing girl,  whom, however,
my dear mother will love and forgive, if she ll 
 make him a good wife.    Charley is  infatuated
with her,  has been and is in such an excited,
nervous state  that he is unfit for business,  and
Bagsters  must be wonderful people to bear with him. 
He and Rosa are to be married next month, but
make a mystery of it, at present.         Mrs. Bezly
of Bloxham, my stout cousin, once Ann Gunn,
now a widow of six months, is going to marry
 old John Drinkwater of the White Lion Inn, in
Banbury,  to the disgust of his children, and of
the Thorns, Bezly s relatives.  My mother  can
hardly write,  for my father is coughing violently and
follows her about, wherever she goes    poor father
and sorely-tired mother, too!     I pray to God to
give me strength equal to my day!  she writes,
and I believe He will. 
  24.  Friday.  To the  World  office again, to
F. Leslie s &c.   Saw John Wood and got a
bit of gossip anent the  Ill. News,  now apparent-
ly worthy of that abbreviation, for it seems in a
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and ninety
Description:Describes a letter received from his mother about Rosa Bolton.
Subject:Banks, A.F.; Bellew, Frank; Bezly, Ann (Drinkwater); Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Boweryem, George; Drinkwater, John; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; New York illustrated news.; Women; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Banbury, [England]
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.