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	    George s Farming.
cloth and leather; notwithstanding which we
tramped merrily homewards through the dark-
ening and odorous fields.
  2.  Friday.   Reading Dumas and writing
Paul Gower, the first till 10, the second till 4;
when I attempted another bathe with
William Conworth; at the cost of a mile and
a half s sultry walk to a spot perhaps a quarter
of a mile nearer to us than the scene of yester-
day s bathe.      This proved a repetition of it.
In the evening with George, to visit Baker, over
four or five extensive fields in our rear; he
bearing us company on our return; after we 
had sat and smoked and talked and drank
on his stoop for half an hour.      As, I suspect,
is commonly the case with George, he combined
interest with pleasure, in this visit.         Wednesday s
 cradling  proved such hard and sultry work, that
he was not sorry to accept the offer of a neigh-
bor (one of the average  mean  people in the vicinity,
I presume) of sending his horses and reaping ma-
chine to secure the rest of the crop.        Our expe-
dition, on the evening of that day, was to ascertain
when these means would be available.    Not until
Monday was the answer, George brought mar back;
adding that he thought he should wait.        However
during our yesterday s drinking at Paris, he
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page ninety-six
Description:Describes his visit with George Bolton in Canada.
Date:1861-08-01
Subject:Agriculture; Baker, Jemmy; Bolton, George; Books and reading; Conworth, William; 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.