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	A Fishing Excursion.
ly suppressed, returning for answer that Mrs
G. intended going to the theatre every night du-
ring her stay.        The next morning Mrs. Galusha,
in ignorance of the incident, called at 745,
when the family thought it strange that she
made no allusion to their invitation.  Nast meet-
ing her subsequently at the Thomsons , took upon
himself the retaliation of behaving coolly to his
ex-flame, when she inquired the reason and
obtained it and a discovery of Fanny s characte-
ristic bit of dislike to the Edwardses.       By the
way Mrs. Galusha was also a visitor to Mrs. Sol
Eytinge.                  In the afternoon we set off
for the Lake, Mrs., Mr. Rogers, the children
and I in one wagon, the Galushas, consisting
of Mrs. and Mr. G. and a Miss Gay, her sis-
ter (who is like her), in another.      Galusha is
a good-looking, dark-haired fellow with an Ame-
rican physiognomy; he had got himself up in high
boots for fishing, of which he is very fond.
As wh we bowled along the pleasant road, Mrs.
Rogers and I, and occasionally her husband,
discussed Jim Parton s domestic relations to
a great extent and, of course, abused Fanny
considerably.  Mrs. R. declares that she ll never 
call it a marriage; that Jim was  snared
into it, like a bird by a snake.    She insists
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page fifty-one
Description:Describes leaving for a fishing excursion with the Rogers family.
Subject:Fern, Fanny; Galusha; Gay, Miss; Gay, Sarah (Galusha); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Nast, Thomas; Parton, James; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Rogers, Kitty; Rogers, William; Rogers, Willy; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge)
Coverage (City/State):[Rochester, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-09


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.