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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 236, October 19, 1858

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Identifier: DX03600720

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 236, October 19, 1858

Description: Describes a letter from Hannah Bennett, containing news of friends and family in England.

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brothel. [William] Leslie has seen her, and heard [Frank] Cahill read letters received from her, which he (no great judge) describes as well written. She denominated herself "his little wifey &c &c," and indulged in the impassioned jargon of her unhappy class towards their "lovers." Cahill is supposed to live with her, now. He collects or solicits advertisements for the Picayune, on commission — does nothing else. [Jesse] Haney says he had a real friendship for him, but that when [Bob] Gun appeared — the man with money, who'd stand drinks & go to brothels with him — Cahill dropped Haney and chess playing. There's a new paper to be published, edited by [Henry] Clapp, Haney business man — it is to be a la Home Journal — I opine every way weaker. [Frank] Bellew's visiting his father in law in Pennsylvania. Letters awaiting me, from Hannah [Bennett], [William] Boutcher, Mary Anne [Greatbatch], and Mrs Church, Hannah's is an exquisite letter — I thank God for her. Photographs have arrived safe. William Bolton has been snarling at Neithrop anent George Gardiner and Sarah Ann [Bolton], having been "joked about it" in Banbury. I fear my good sisters Rosa [Gunn] and Naomi [Gunn] are getting pietistic after the damned Spurgeon — Calvanistic stripe — believing in "election" and "reprobation" and the like monstrous doctrines. It's what too many unmarried, thoughtful English girls drop into — more’s the pity. Boutcher is sorry for our gap in correspondence, lives with G. Clarke still. His mother [Mrs. Stone] is ill, his brother Jack [Boutcher] also — the latter in a new business (!) an Habana cigar agency in Pall Mall. "Papa" Foulon has given up business, retiring into a berth at Meux's — surveyor to the firm. Purdue, returned from continental

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1858-10-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries
Prostitutes
Publishers and publishing

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