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	     A Drive to Brantford.
be letting him alone and reading during his meals.
  17.  Wednesday.   To Brantford with George Bol-
ton; he having to get  100, sent as a present
by the aunt of his late wife; the draft for which
arrived within a day or two after her death.      He,
of course, mentioned the thing to John Conworth
who verbally endorsed George s right to the money, which,
as she left no will, her husband only obtained as
on the ground that it was to be devoted to the pay-
ment of poor Sarah s debts!   which be little enough
I trow.      This job necessitated the driving about
a good deal in the buggy, leaving me broiling in
it, while George went into the bank and after a 
lawyer.      Previously I had suggested beer, and
we had had a bottle of ale at a hotel; which buil-
ding at George s desire we partly inspected, being
duly impressed by the fact that the Prince had lun-
ched in the dining-room.    After getting his  100,
George went to pay his lawyer, finding him at a
drinking-place and presently coming out to invite
me to have a glass of ale (I suppose in return
for the bottle)   but the lawyer paid for the three
drinks.          Brantford is a neat place, much big-
ger than Paris; over twice the size I should say;
and I saw in it some nice English-looking girls with
round hats and hair in nets (a fashion very much
in vogue in Canada) an introduction to whom
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page sixty-two
Description:Describes a visit to Brantford with George Bolton.
Subject:Bolton, George; Conworth, John; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):Paris, [Ontario, Canada]; Brantford, [Ontario, Canada]
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.