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	  Country Boorishness.
essentially kindly, only it has run in the narrow-
est of channels, and is flavored with puritanism.
Even Sarah had her spice of this; I remember
her condemning the freer habits of the Tews.  She
herself, as I have written before was one of those
women, whom I believe England can alone produce,
who carry the idea of duty and self-sacrifice to fa-
naticism.    As in her single, so in her married life,
she had no servant, to relieve her daily labors; in
addition to accomplishing which she actually made
the clothes of her husband and brother   both cutting
out and sewing them.               When John
came, this afternoon, and George issued from the
house, the latter did not walk up to his brother-in-
law and greet him, but sauntered askance towards
the garden; nor was there any salutation when
they met.    John took it as a matter of course; in-
deed didn t notice it.     It was characteristic  
being much the same sort of welcome as I got from
George, on my former visit to Canada.      He scarce-
ly ever looks at you when conversing; sitting
sideways, or with his back turned.          I believe
George is as glad to see me here as his nature admits
of toward anybody; that he has no desire to expe-
dite my departure, but that it simply is not in him
to act otherwise.    Unquestionably he felt Sarah s
death extremely; but it hasn t made him kinder,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page ninety-two
Description:Describes his visit with George Bolton in Canada.
Date:1861-07-28
Subject:Bolton, George; Conworth, John; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); 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.