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[newspaper clipping]
  John Bigelow, late editor of The N. Y.
Evening Post, was this morning appointed Consul
at Paris.  It is a salaried office, paying $5,000
a year.

[Gunn s handwriting]
August 10.

[Gunn s diary continued]
drove by with another man in his buggy, stopping
to talk with us.        William and I got measured
for boots, at a road-side cordivainers, and anon
made a cut over the field s to John Conworth s;
where the pretty housekeeper bestirred herself to set
forth a particularly nice tea; as the family had
already partaken of that meal and were afield, get-
ting in the peas.      John appeared in due time and
with him, William and  Ted,  I went for a bathe,
in a good place for the accomplishment of that end.
 Ted,  an arrant coward in the water, preferred
Another spot, where he went in up to his knees.  Re-
turning to the house and the society of Henry Tew,
we talked, drank Mrs. Hewitt s currant wine or 
John s whiskey and went to bed by 10.
  11.  Sunday.   With John to William Tew s, bring-
ing him back with us; though he did not stay to din-
ner.    Visitors in the afternoon.  A Mr. Smilie and
his wife (at whose house we called on our journey to
Arthur Tew s).   In the evening, with John and Wil-
liam Conworth, to visit John Tew, not at the house
he occupied three years ago, but one upon the farm
which George Bolton was then thinking of buying, and
which John Tew has purchased.     William Tew was
of the party and we discussed the proposed fishing ex-
cursion to Pine Pond, which I had received instruct-
ions from George about organizing   of course entirely
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and nine
Description:Describes a visit with the Conworth family.
Subject:Bigelow, John; Bolton, George; Clothing and dress; Conworth, John; Conworth, Ted; Conworth, William; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hewett, Susan; Smiley, Robinson; Smiley, Robinson, Mrs.; Tew, Arthur; Tew, John; Tew, William
Coverage (City/State):[Paris, Ontario, Canada]
Scan Date:2010-06-09


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.