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           Some Portraits by Benjamin West.
dered and pomatumed hair, in all the excess of
the dominant fashion.  The Quen, snuff-box or
pincushion in hand, directs the attention of the
princess to a bust of Minerva.     The latter has
a pleasant, almost a handsome face, in its pro-
minant features, the nose, the eyes, the rather vo-
luptuous lips, involuntarily reminding me of the
young prince whom I saw aboard the  Harriet
Lane    whose turn it now is to submit to flattering
painters.       The towers of Westminster Abbey appear
in the distance.                          There was another
guest in the house beside myself, a Warwickshire
woman, whom they called Bessy; housekeeper or ser-
vant to Hart the attorney.          She, Mrs. Hewitt, John,
Ted, Henry Tew and I were assembled together in
the evening.
  13.  Tuesday.   With John Conworth and Henry Tew
to George Bolton s, passing through Paris by the
way; where I got a letter from Hannah and a 
lot of  Tribunes    the which have hitherto been escheat-
ed by somebody here.       After dinner at George s, while
John and Henry drive to Brantford, I walked over
to Baker s, to get his company, to the proposed Pine
Pond excursion, going a mile out of my way in so
doing.     Baker was very hearty; we smoked and
drank for an hour or so, when I discovered that
he had some idea of George s character by one
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and fourteen
Description:Describes a visit with the Conworth family.
Subject:Baker, Jemmy; Bennett, Hannah; Bessy; Bolton, George; Conworth, John; Conworth, Ted; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart (Canada); Hewett, Susan; Tew, Henry
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.