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	           And Talk.
take upon his solicitation.     In the course of the
afternoon he drove me to Paris, in his wagon;
where I procured my baggage, and he made
sundry calls, principally about hunting up a debt,
transferred to him by John Conworth, who
pul putting out to loan the money that George had
lent him when he first came hither, had dis-
charged it by giving him the trouble of collecting
what was due on the note; he, Conworth having
sacked eight percent interest.x       George s talk
was universally decendental about the people around,
he had a score of stories to tell, of their meanness,
love of money and miserable ways of living; inso-
much that I felt depressed, chafed and irrita-
ted.      Time has wrought its inevitable effect 
in the matter of reconciling him to his wife s
death; he works hard afield; is, I think, even
more taciturn than of yore (though God knows
that was bad enough), and preserves unchanged those
family characteristics which I have always re-
garded with equal repugnance and depression.
I feel a great deal of sympathy and good will
towards him; I hope I am considerate of his
recent loss, but this first day s experience was
emphatically a damper.  For, on our return he
took me to a the house of a friend of his, one Ba-
ker, a good fellow enough, no doubt, but who,
	x So George said.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page sixty
Description:Regarding George Bolton.
Date:1861-07-16
Subject:Baker, Jemmy; Bolton, George; Conworth, John; Debt; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):Paris, [Ontario, Canada]
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.