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               A Letter from Jack Edwards.
the quadrangular space of ripened grain at every
circuit around it.       The day a gloriously sultry
one.   After they had cut down all the wheat, there
was an interval devoted to whiskey and  a bite,  before
they all fell-to, completing the setting up of the sheaves.
This ending about 7, the men went off, only Baker
and a school-teacher, who called, supping with us.
  A little su^|r|prised at the amount of the assistance
volunteered by Baker, I asked William Conworth
whether that hearty person employed the men and,
whether George would have to pay anything? He didn t 
know; thought it  very kind  of Baker, if the contrary;
and opined that the men ought to have been asked
to supper.   It s my impression that this instance of
Canadian meanness was rendered gratis.     After
supper, as they talked crops, I had a doze and then
did a page or two of  P. G.              I got a letter
from honest Jack Edwards, the other day, written 
from Poughkeepsie.   He tells me that the 2nd
Scott Life Guard were engaged in the Manassas
fight and that one of  those champagne-bibbing
captains   the owner of that case of wine they opened
in one of the bed rooms    had a leg shot off.    The
Weddles, says Jack, are pious, and he makes
love epistolarily to girls at church.   Mat and Eli-
za, at their brother s time of writing, are making
nightshirts for a Hospital Relief Society and talking
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and one
Description:Describes a letter received from Jack Edwards.
Date:1861-08-03
Subject:Agriculture; Baker, Jemmy; Battle of Bull Run, First (Va.); Bolton, George; Civil War; Conworth, William; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; New York Infantry Regiment, 38th; Weddle; Weddle, Mrs.
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.