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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 9, October 2, 1857

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Identifier: DX03409047

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 9, October 2, 1857

Description: Describes letters received from Hannah Bennett and William Boutcher with news from England.


a child of the Bolton’s last servant girl. The amiable Mary Anne Chinner, Ned [Edwin Gunn]’s choice — or rather chosen — goes to Rodney Buildings, and there tries to put a spoke in Sarah Ann Bolton’s wheel touching Amos Sears — whom she couldn’t catch herself in byegone times. This reaches Neithrop, of course, through Charley [Gunn]. “Charley says, too, that Edwin is far from well of late; he, with others, thinks his constitution is going from — gaiety.” Hannah [Bennett] tells, too, thinking saying that “all the time she tells of others, her conscience reproves her,” and with kind, grave regret, that Charley reports [William] Boutcher as a libertine — “neither himself or the good George Clarke can like him for what they have experienced of him.”

This statement threw me into a sh sort of sorrowful distrust. I had never known or fancied him criminal in that way. Charley is not likely to report on light grounds.

Boutcher’s letter is half filled with sketches of character of Boulogne — terse, bold, careless, coarse and characteristic.

In the evening with [William] Leslie to the Bowery, and then to “Franklin Hall,” in Grant Street. A “Model Artists” Exhibition. I went there for material for an article for “Frank Leslie’s.” Up stairs, through a bar room into one fitted up as a theatre. An ill-looking audience, a vile atmosphere and a paltry show, only demi-nudely-indecent.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-10-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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