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              Fishing near Lake Ontario.
  Arriving at Irondequoit Bay, a pretty inlet
from Lake Ontario, (which, all ruffled into
white wave-tops by the breezy afternoon, and
with only a distant steamer on it, lay before
us) we tarried the advent of the Galushas,
and then, with an immense Newfoundland dog
belonging to the latter (coveted of Mort Thomson)
entered a boat and tried fishing.           We were not
very successful, boy Willy proving most so,
the entire result of our angling proving about 18 
perch and a bass, hooked by Mrs. Galusha.
She made a remark or two suggestive of a sense
of humor.    Rogers subsequently complimented
her, to me, as a striving, pushing woman, but
said she was an invalid.     He chaffed his wife
good-humoredly about her not providing any bread,
as the Galushas had catered in other respects,
trusting that would be a warning to her.
The shores of the bay were very lovely, as we
coasted them, in search of some better spot for
fishing.       At 6   our party returned, leaving 
the Galushas to another attempt.         An evening
in doors, over the  Tribune  and papers.
  13.  Saturday.   A walk back to Roches-
ter, with Rogers.   At his office.    Mrs. R.
and little Kitty came to town in the buggy
under charge of Rogers  brother, and I parted
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page fifty-four
Description:Describes a fishing excursion with the Rogers family and the Galushas.
Date:1861-07-12
Subject:Fishing; Galusha; Gay, Sarah (Galusha); Great Lakes (North America); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Rogers, Kitty; Rogers, William; Rogers, Willy; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
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.