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           Bill Tew s and John Conworth s.
contains talk of Blondin at the Crystal Palace,
of Train and his  train-ways,  of American
affairs from an English point of view, inquiries
whether any Carolinians were killed in Fort
Moultrie,  if the truth about it is known in New
York, more condemnation of Boweryem, questions
about old acquaintances, an allusion to Mc. Cul-
lough and the debt, details about Bob s residence
and walks to business of a morning and minor 
matters.     A good letter and amusing.
  21.  Sunday.   At Conworth s till the evening.
With George Bolton and John Conworth to visit
William Tew in the morning, whom we found in
bed; he having returned late overnight from a fishing
excursion to Pine Pond.         We talked fish and
pugilism for half an hour, bringing away a couple 
of pike, one for Conworth, one for George.    Mrs.
Hewet, John s housekeeper gave us one of the nicest
of dinners; indeed, throughout, Conworth s hos-
pitality showed in advantageous contrast to that
I had been experiencing for the last five days.
George credits him with this, but says that swine s
flesh ad nauseum is the ordinary rule, when there
are no visitors.    At George s, their presence seems
to make no difference.       Returning, he made a
detour of a mile to avoid a turnpike.          I remark
that time is considered of no value in comparison
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page seventy-eight
Description:Describes his visit with George Bolton in Canada.
Subject:Blondin, Charles; Bolton, George; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Conworth, John; Fort Moultrie (S.C.); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hewett, Susan; McCulloch; Tew, William; Train
Coverage (City/State):[Paris, Ontario, Canada]; New York, [New York]
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.