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      They marched, the Elephants, two by two. 
ed to go to the show very much, yet on finding her
sisters about to do so, declined, as she wasn t drest
all in her best.      She wouldn t go to a circus, though, 
and thinks theatres very wicked places.
  31.  Wednesday.   Van Amburg s show, including
his two elephants, pass our door at breakfast-time.
Writing, reading and loafing, the former du-
ring the afternoon in the co wheat-field, where
George and William were  cradling.      Went out with
the former to some little distance, towards a neigh-
bor s, but a rain-storm drove me back.    Royal
summer weather.

		  /
	              August.
  1.  Thursday.   Writing story in the forenoon.
After dinner walked to Paris with George; going
presently to the hotel where (after George had
transacted some business at a bank next door)
we were joing by Baker, and transitorilly by
Hart and Dixon.          Returning, at about sun-
set, George and I attempted a bathe in the
Grand River, which is shallow, swift and
horribly stony; insomuch that our bathe proved
a wash, in clambering to which, down the
steep and rocky banks, my boots (cloth ones
and not of the newest) became mere rags of
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page ninety-five
Description:Describes his visit with George Bolton in Canada.
Date:1861-07-30
Subject:Baker, Jemmy; Bolton, George; Clothing and dress; Coltart, Miss; Conworth, William; Dixon, E.H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart (Canada); Van Amburg
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.