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	En Route again.     Canada.
men of whatever degree believe in the respectables.
This church-going never has the slightest effect
on character.       Heylyn, I and the boy employ-
ed by him at the shop went for a walk to the
cemetery of Mount Hope, in the afternoon   a pretty
place.         Drawing caricature No 2. in the
evening.      When the women retired together to-
night, they got to larking and playing tricks, and
as Heylyn and I sat smoking together, sharp
and shrill and emphatic, came Mrs. Heylyn s
 You Bitch!  to her companion, in the adjoining
apartment, at which Heylyn laughed, weakly.
  15.  Monday.   Finished drawing.       To town
with Heylyn; got note from Canada railroad
man inclosing tickets.   Tried Rogers office, he
out.   To Heylyn s store.      Return to dinner at
1  .  Loafing and scribbling during the after-
noon.      To town with Heylyn in the evening, lea-
ving him to attend a Fire-Company s meeting,
to which body he is Secretary.   Returned to house
by 8  , he following in an hour.        Whist again,
during which Mr. and Mrs. H. squabbled
with one another.
  16.  Tuesday.   A rainy morning.   To the dep t
by 7 A. M. in carriage, and off for Canada.
Arrived at the Suspension Bridge by 11 o clock
or sooner, and did the remaining fifty-four
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page fifty-eight
Description:Describes his last day spent in Rochester.
Date:1861-07-14
Subject:Brinton, Eugenie Addie; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Heylyn, Liz; Railroad; Railroad travel; Rogers, William; Travel; Women
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.