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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 196, May 3-5, 1860

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Identifier: DX02984778

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 196, May 3-5, 1860

Description: Describes a letter from George Bolton, regarding the death of his child in childbirth.

Transcription:

181

A letter from G. Bolton. Home News.

got over his hit [Jesse Haney's] by Sally [Edwards], but her behavior puzzles him. I wonder if I understand it.

4. Friday. A note from George Bolton, imagining my prosperity and congratulating me on it, telling me that for the last year he has "worked hard, been almost meanly economical" and that by the 1st of April things looked smilingly, "when his wife [Sarah Bolton] lay in." After twelve hours of extreme suffering, the child was taken away forcibly with instruments, killing it in the operation; the instruments passing through his forehead and the back of his head." Poor Sarah is getting better now, but all George's savings are gone. He earnestly invites me to visit him, says that Dick [Bolton] is coming. Writing, "Momus" work all day till 6, then a walk to Chambers St. Met [Charles] Welden. In the evening to [Henry] Addey's with [Frank] Cahill. He read us a lot of trashy communications sent in, and bored us for an hour, when we left and I went to [Frank] Bellew's, remaining there till near midnight, talking over things.

5. Saturday. A letter from my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn], containing payment for my "All the Year Round" story — £4.4s. [William] Boutcher's mother is ill, not expected to live. My brother Sam [Gunn] is prosperous, "has taken a piece of ground near

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-05-03

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Childbirth
Diaries
Women
Death
Authors
Payment

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