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          Bill Rogers.     Heylyn s Home.
yellowish complexion and bad teeth.   She
duplicated Heylyn s friendly reception and
we all had dinner together; after which I re-
turned with Heylyn to his shop.     At 4, he
accompanied me to Rogers  office; where, find-
ing its occupant within, Heylyn left me.       Rogers
is a very hearty man of perhaps forty, with
some grey in his hair and beard; he recognized
me almost immediately.    We talked about Jim,
Fanny and 745 and he invited me to join a
proposed pic-nic on the following morning.  Re-
turning to Heylyn, at 6 we went home to supper,
playing whist afterwards, with the two women
till 10 o clock; when Heylyn and I retired to
an upper room.   But it was a good hour before 
he could go to bed, for Mrs. H., down-stairs, sud-
denly determined not to share that of her female
companion, so that Heylyn had to coax and remon-
strate and with her.      When he came up to me
he was half-dismayed, half-exasperated.
  11.  Thursday.   A wet day, the weather frus-
trating all possibilities of pic-nicking, chill with-
al.      Put on heavy clothing and went to the shop
with Heylyn.     Over to Rogers  office and after
reading  Blackwood  for an hour, he came.  To
Heylyn s.    Back to dinner at 1  , returning
in the afternoon, by appointment, to Rogers .
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page forty-seven
Description:Describes visiting Bill Rogers in Rochester.
Date:1861-07-10
Subject:Brinton, Eugenie Addie; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Heylyn, Liz; Parton, James; Rogers, William
Coverage (City/State):[Rochester, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.