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	 George Bolton s Greed.
death, not discerning how, whatever his grief
may have been at the time, that he has entirely
relapsed into his former self.    Asking William
whether he was different when Sarah was alive;
he said  not much    he was always  very quiet. 
They appear to have lived in the same parsimonious
way, greatly modified by her skill in cookery and
industry   which George speaks of, more than of any-
thing else appertaining to her.    She used to ask him
for things,  reports William,  and tell him he ought
to do so and so; to have this and that.      William
thinks he has no Ambition!  In our walk to John
Conworth s yesterday, the young fellow s talk ran 
a good deal on the household; from which I think
he is beginning to be desirous of emancipating him-
self.     As he is twenty-six, I think it s time.         He
seems impressed by sundry instances of sharp prac-
tice on George s part, and actually pronounced some 
of his acts  mean.     George lent a man $100, at
heavy interest, went to law with him directly pay-
ment became due, and the debtor had to pay $30
costs; which William thinks very hard and unfeeling.
He observed, too, what I had not, George s  making 
an odd penny or two out of me, by way of change,
since the quarter and shilling business already chro-
nicled!            George s letters and daily behavior
have always conflicted; perhaps they show what he
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and twelve
Description:Regarding George Bolton.
Date:1861-08-11
Subject:Bolton, George; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Conworth, William; 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.