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	       Parton s Sister.
With him and his brother to the lower fall,
the day still overcast, but the rain ceasing.
Rogers house is a good stone s throw (say one of Damo-
reau s shying) from the site of the burnt do-
micile, on the other side of the road.  We found
Mrs. R. and her two children in a comfortable
room; where, in spite of the month, a wood
fire was very welcome.    She had a convalescent
look, having, indeed, been seriously sick until very
recently.     The children are both young, the
boy six, the girl four.     (Willy was a correspondent
and admirer of Sally Edwards, last summer,
as, I think, was little Ned Nichols.    This was
a speciality of Sally s.)   I have diarized a 
good deal about Jim Parton s sister before;
especially during my Grafton confidences with
Sally Edwards; wherein that young lady s pretty
shrewd estimate of Mrs. R. is set down at length.
Mary Parton eloped with her present husband,
as alluded to in Fanny Fern s  Ledger  letter,
pitching into the  Friends of the Happy Couple.x 
Rogers was born in Livingston county, N.Y.
State, went to California in the early days of the
gold discovery, made money, and is now a
thriving man, owning his house and forty acres

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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page forty-eight
Description:Describes visiting Bill Rogers and his family in Rochester.
Date:1861-07-11
Subject:Children; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nichols, Ned; Parton, James; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Rogers, Kitty; Rogers, William; Rogers, Willy
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.