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               With the Rogers Family
of land.   He is also an even-tempered, hearty
fellow, generally popular.           After supper,
in company with his  uncle John,  an old
man, a schoolmistress of pleasant aspect and
sundry others; I took a walk with Rogers,
through his grounds and to the scene of Janu-
ary s fire, which had made a complete clea-
rance of the house they then dwelt in.  It over-
looked the lower fall.    In a thriving market
garden adjacent, owned by Rogers, and let
on friendly terms to the two Pillows, who reside
with him, we found one of Jim s half-brothers,
Ned.        They both work hard and are pros-
perous.      John Pillow, the elder, is a punctual
correspondent with Jack Edwards; who, I ima-
gine, posts him up pretty minutely about what
transpires in and concerning the family.       Re-
turning to the house, Rogers read aloud to us
from the day s  Tribune,  while some of us smo-
ked by the fireside.        Bed-time at 10.
  12.  Friday.   Loafing and improving my
acquaintance with little Kitty, through the me-
dium of a swing, under a tree.         A horseback
ride towards Lake Ontario, in company with
Mrs. and Mr. Rogers; he on a big black
horse borrowed form a neighbour; I mounted
the best of the party.       We left Mrs. R. behind
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page forty-nine
Description:Describes visiting Bill Rogers and his family in Rochester.
Date:1861-07-11
Subject:Edwards, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York tribune.; Parton, James; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Pillow, John; Rogers, Kitty; Rogers, William
Coverage (City/State):[Rochester, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

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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.