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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 28, November 11-14, 1857

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Identifier: DX03424751

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 28, November 11-14, 1857

Description: Describes a letter from his brother, Charley Gunn, containing family news from England.


going to Harpers, as I was. [John] Bonner out. Dr Palmer there and one Nordhammer. Return up town with [Frank] Cahill and [Jesse] Haney. The former has been working on a story for the last week or so, with intention to take it to Harper’s. / Mrs Pounden the elder, and her husband — both from Canada — are here [132 Bleecker St.], boarding.

12. Thursday. Round to [Frank] Bellew’s, where I found him and Cahill, who is again in his employ. Return and drawing.

13. Friday. In-doors employments. [Fitz James] O’Brien up in the evening awhile. His “Man About Town” won’t appear in Harper’s any more. He attributes it to Bonner’s enmity. Pounden the elder in my room, to smoke a pipe awhile. An exceedingly Irish Irishman.

14. Saturday. Down town. Letters from George Clarke, Charley [Gunn], and from Hannah [Bennett]. Charley writes a kindly, brotherly letter, and tells me much of home matters. “We are just in the old slough; our dear, good mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] bears up wonderfully; father [Samuel Gunn] just the same, more feeble, consequently more peevish and tiresome; x x x sisters [Naomi and Rosa Gunn] don’t look younger and don’t grow happier.” They are opposed to Rosa Bolton still, which Charley comments upon — temperately enough. Edwin [Gunn] “goes on in his old way,” but “don’t enjoy such good health.” Sam [Gunn, Jr.] — foolish fellow has broke off entirely from home, in consequence of rows between Minnie [Gunn] and sisters, and is trying to sell his business, in order to attempt it on a larger scale. In which case he will, undoubtedly, make a mess of it on his little, borrowed capital. Cornelius Bagster “is a bad lot” generally. Charley gets 150 [pounds] salary, annually, lent some of his sowings “foolishly” — he says — “to a friend in trouble,” and offers to lend me some if I want it. God bless the fellow! I don’t. My mother felt [Joseph] Greatbatch’s death — as did Mrs [Mary] Bolton — that’s all. The boy Edwin Bolton wants to asinify himself by marrying a milliner girl at a register office. Charley is over-worked, and de-

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-11-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists


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