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	More of George Bolton s
with money here.     Furthermore George predicted
that the owner of the wagon we sat in would
want to borrow his team in repayment, for
a whole week, expressing anticipatory injury at
it.    The presumption was half-gratuitous, but he
felt it bitterly!         He told, too, other stories of the
meanness and dishonesty of everybody, until I ask-
ed him if there were no honest and generous and
kindly people around?    There might be,  he said,
but he hadn t found any.                     The taciturn-
ity of folks here compels one either to imitate
their dreary example, or to talk at the expense
of appearing loquacious.   I have done the latter
hitherto, being desirous of thawing them into so-
ciality; at the expense of considerable latent irri-
tation at being forced into a false position.      They
seem to be watching you.        I m out of the
world in regard to news.    Only three  Tribunes  have
arrived and my subscription commenced on the
eleve^|n|th.    Little Boweryem has sent two illustra-
ted papers, the Post folks, one, Cahill one.
  22.  Monday.   Writing diary nearly all day.
Had the pike for dinner, which disagreed with
George, according to his representations   possibly
from his being unaccustomed to fresh diet.        At
sunset accompanied William on his evening milk-
ing expedition.    He suggests that  we  might as well
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page seventy-nine
Description:Describes his visit with George Bolton in Canada.
Date:1861-07-21
Subject:Bolton, George; Boweryem, George; Cahill, Frank; Conworth, William; Food; 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.