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acknowledged the  Yankees  to be a fine people;
who, when a boy of 12, had seen something incidental
to the last war with Britain, considered that the
rout at Bull s Run was a judgment upon the
Americans, for their interference in the Canadian
rebellion!     Hart said but little.       He and George
had gone over the farm together previously.    On our
ride hither he told me that  Bolton would be a rich
man   he looked after the cents.               I find
that William Conworth, in his way, has got a
pretty fair estimate of the prevailing parsimony.  He,
in his simple, kindly yet observant man-
ner, suggests to me that this and that  might be
better.       As instance, he showed me the plough;
a Scotch one, involving much labor and muscular
fatigue and costing $5, saying that an expendi-
ture of $15 would procure a two-wheeled one of
the Howard patent, such as John had.          George
is a good farmer, but when money is at stake
muscle suffers.
  28.  Sunday.   A rainy day, clearing up to
wards the afternoon, when John Conworth rode
over, staying till about 8.      George declares that
John is shaking off the habits and opinions contract-
ed during his residence with the Martins    he never
saw him appear to better advantage than since I
have been here.     In fact the Conworth nature is
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page ninety-one
Description:Describes his visit with George Bolton in Canada.
Date:1861-07-27
Subject:Baker, Jemmy; Battle of Bull Run, First (Va.); Bolton, George; Civil War; Conworth, John; Conworth, William; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart (Canada)
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.