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	     More of George Bolton
evenings   a very porcine habit.
  5.  Monday.   Loafing for an hour, Baker tal-
king about an excursion for shooting purposes in Lake
St. Clair, of his accomplishing.     Back to George s
by 10.   Reading Dumas, writing  Paul,  and at
3  , a gallop to Paris, to obtain nothing from the
post-office.
  6.  Tuesday.   Writing  P.G.  and a letter to Jack
Edwards.   In the afternoon helping to build a wheat-
rick.
  7.  Wednesday.   Rain or drizzle all day long.  Wri-
ting.    We have a young cock for dinner, which George
slaughtered yesterday, and which owes most of his
appetizing attractions to nature, for the Scotch dam-
sel cooks it very indifferently.   We are as silent as usual
at breakfast, talk gastronomic at dinner, and in the
evening absolutely institute a conversation.   I have
promised myself to, like Griffith in Henry the 8th,
 speak the good  of my cousin and here s to do it.  His
antecedents, blood and training, are in the main part
responsible for the habit of life he has got into; which
like a narrow, deep-worn rut, he will inevitably pur-
sue into the goal of prosperity; although he has al-
ready attained enough to justify a more liberal existence.
He works hard, but likes to see those about him work
harder.     He is patient, his taciturnity forbidding much
manifestation of emotion, even of anger; which gene-
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and four
Description:Describes his visit with George Bolton in Canada.
Date:1861-08-04
Subject:Baker, Jemmy; Bolton, George; Books and reading; Edwards, John; 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.