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	       Odious Suspicions.
of her.    But I could not but remember that he
has frequently spoken of his lost wife as much
in connection with her usefulness, as a mistress
of a house, as of a loving, self-sacrificing woman.
Talking of her I said that I hated to think of
the poor girl s life   it appeared one d____d mar-
tyrdom.     George said they were very happy together
during their marriage.       I hope so.     But with his
taciturnity and Bolton selfishness, if that poor
Sarah ever had an healthy inhalation of unreserved
affection   well, God forgive all of us!     When she
died, George suspected the people in the house of im-
proving the opportunity by prying into and stealing
from her closets and drawers!   He has a wholesome impres-
sion that all people are mean, and that most of
them will thieve!   He cautioned me about the con-
tents of my trunk, saying he didn t
know but that the father of his little housekeeper
would tell her to pilfer; as far as I can discover
a wholly gratuitous suspicion.  She is one of a
family of five girls, of Scotch birth; her father,
a widower, keeps a turnpike, near Paris, plays on
fiddles of his own making, and the girls work hard
and knit of evenings, while one of them reads aloud
some story.    They, in common with the vicinity, were
greatly exercised by Wilkie Collins   Woman in White, 
republished in the Toronto  Globe.    The turnpike-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page seventy-three
Description:Describes his visit with George Bolton in Canada.
Date:1861-07-20
Subject:Bella; Bolton, George; Books and reading; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); 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.