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              Arthur Tew s Hospitality.
them.     Arthur s  I ll kill a sheep if you ll
stay long enough to eat it;  uttered in the quiet-
est, most matter of course manner, disclosed
the soul of simple hospitality.    His wife, too,
gave us one of the nicest of breakfasts; we had
rashers of bacon, newly-laid eggs, fruit, preser-
ves and cream, and better than all, good will
and friendly behavior.    After breakfast I took
a rather sultry walk with Arthur Tew
and George, to visit the farm of certain nephews
of the former; to whom he had acted as father.
Tew came to Canada with the rest of his family,
imported by Bass, their uncle, and John Con-
worth s; to whom he left John s present farm.
Arthur went back to the old country, dissatisfied
with the new, for two years, but returned to it;
as is always the case.       Returning to the house,
I got to be immense friends with little Mary Tew,
aged 4.    Dinner.          By 2 o clock off again
for our return, by another road, which passing
through Ayr, induced George to order a barrel of
ale (emulating the example of Arthur Tew who
always keeps it) at a little Scotch Brewery.   A
rough road, involving the going through gates and
the fording of a pretty stream.       The country like
the day, lovely.    At Conworth s by supper time.
The pretty housekeeper had been out for a day s
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page eighty-five
Description:Regarding the hospitality of the Tew family.
Subject:Bass; Bolton, George; Conworth, John; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hewett, Susan; Tew, Arthur; Tew, Arthur, Mrs.; Tew, Mary
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.