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	    More of George Bolton.
terest, but I observe that he contrives that William
shall work harder.    George talks about the mean 
way of living of Canadians,  said John, in his quiet
manner;  but I don t see as he lives much better him
self.    John, too, who is a good farmer possessing,
in partnership with Martin, all the requisite machi-
nes, observes the folly, if not the greed of putting
money out at usury and risking a crop of wheat for
wont of indispensible tools, whereby a dead loss often
results to George.   He thinks, indeed, his brother-in-
law unfit for the business, and inclines to the notion
that he had better give it up.   This, I am convinced,
he won t do, for George likes it, and our inclinations
have the most weight in influencing our actions.  Dick,
penetrated by his brother s recent loss, and by the let-
ters which George wrote to him (akin to those sent 
to me) would have him abandon farming and go into
trade, as his partner.        The cool traffic in Banbury,
and the pleasure of sharp practice in handling money
inclines George to this, but he wants to combine it
with farming, and as he got this land dog-cheap
he certainly won t give it up, except at such a price
as would prevent William Conworth treating for it;
which, I discover, is a half-formed idea of John
and the family.  They, like myself, have been getting
up an amount of entirely superfluous sympathy about
the presumed melancholy results, on George, of his wife s
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and eleven
Description:Regarding George Bolton and the Conworth family.
Date:1861-08-11
Subject:Bolton, George; Bolton, Richard; Conworth, John; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Conworth, William; Farms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Martin, Joseph
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.