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	        And his Belongings.
rally finds vent in some brief decendental comment.
He is, from his own point of view, not inhospitable,
and, I veritably believe, wants to have me here.
In many respects he unconsciously sympathizes with
the opposite of his own character as witness his eu-
logizing William Tew s freer life, and the hospitali-
ty of Peter Gardner   now in the Isle of Man,
and doing nothing.   He inclines to heterodoxy and
certainly ignores hellfire.       He likes books.     I be-
lieve he loved his dead wife, as much as was in his
nature, though I fear he accepted all her self-
sacrificing, hard-working affection, without rewarding
her with that warm recognition which a woman
yearns for.
  8.  Thursday.   More rain, more writing and
worse taciturnity.  In the afternoon, through the driz-
zle, in the cart, with George to Paris.       He had been
so unsociable, the weather so disagreeable, the promise
of its clearing up so dubious , that the combined in-
flictions affected my temper and I didn t care a-
bout altogether hiding it.     To a mill, where we left
a sack of wheat, then to Paris, where at Patton s store
we got the whiskey-bottle filled, and it being my turn,
I paid for it.        N. B. George subsequently declared
that the man had charged me double and told me
how he would have bargained for it.  Paris looked
drizzly, dirty, muddy and dreary, as we loitered
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and five
Description:Describes his visit with George Bolton in Canada.
Date:1861-08-07
Subject:Bolton, George; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Gardner, Peter; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Patton; Tew, William
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.