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          A Drive to Blenheim Township.
sage that Kennedy, Superintendent of Police,
wanted to see him.   He was kept in the Detect-
ive s Office, without charge or warrant, or
examination from Wednesday until Saturday,
merely on Dodge s affidavit.   Finally the British
Consul liberated him, on the promise of his being
forthcoming when wanted.      Will wants me to
send him a detail of Dodge s villany.           To
John Conworth s; a snack; then, changing our
wagon for Conworth s and taking Henry Tew aboard,
off for a seventeen-mile drive to the house of the elder brother
of the Tew family, in Blenheim township.       It was
a pleasant ride; part of it through picturesque
and woody country, where the smell of the pines
and balsams was delicious and the sky and water
beautiful.   We passed a good deal of rough land
and some swamp.        At the house we got a very
hearty, if quiet welcome, and a nice supper.   After
a not very delightful tramp through wheat fields
and over ploughed turnip ones, with our host
and George (who was occupied in picking up infor-
mation) we returned, talked and drank cowslip
wine of Warwickshire make, in honor of 
Arthur Tew s birthday.   He has a wife with
two daughters, one a girl of four, another of six.
They both toddle about without shoes or stockings
but wear hooped skirts, and the eldest walks with
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page eighty-two
Description:Describes his visit with George Bolton in Canada.
Subject:Birthdays; Bolton, George; Children; Clothing and dress; Conworth, John; Dodge, W.E.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kennedy (policeman); Tew, Arthur; Tew, Arthur, Mrs.; Tew, Henry; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[Paris, 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.