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             At George Bolton s and Paris.
  Back to Paris with George, and thence by a
very picturesque and rough road, winding along
the banks of the Grand River, home.          Dinner.
Scribbling, dozing and reading the rest of the
day.       Wrote a long letter to Will Waud, with
extensive details about Dodge.
  26.  Friday.   Writing till near noon, a letter
to W. Leslie and the preceding seven pages.  In
the afternoon got the pony and rode to Paris, to
mail letters.      Returning and dismounting at the
turnpike, entered the little house and read the day s
Toronto  Globle,  Colter, the father and one of the
sisters of our little housekeeper, being present.   The
room was one of the barest, with but little furni-
ture in it; the girl sat knitting.        Returned to a
taciturn evening.   In conversing, George has occa-
sionally an agreeable way of sitting with his back
turned towards you.
  27.  Saturday.   At work overhauling  Paul Gower 
and writing till near 4, then walked to Paris,
meeting Hart there; who proposed to take me back
in a buggy, and did so; after I had been to the 
Post-Office and drank some ale at his house.  We
returned to George s by about 7, tarrying at the
turnpike to read a portion of one of Russell s  Times 
letters, from Cairo, Illinois, which was accomplish-
ed as we sat in the buggy.   Supper.      By 8
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page eighty-eight
Description:Describes his visit with George Bolton in Canada.
Date:1861-07-25
Subject:Bella; Bolton, George; Colter; Dodge, W.E.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart (Canada); Leslie, William; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):Paris, [Ontario, Canada]; Cairo, Illinois
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.