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	 Again at John Conworth s.
cents the quart) and obtaining gratis drinks of an
article at double that price, under the old pretext of  trying 
it.     At the Post-office he, as usual, allowed me to pay
for his mail as well as my own, and must have suf-
fered from his neglect in not specifying that of Conworth,
the Tews and Martin s, until I had got into the buggy
and opened a letter; when he descended himself and
had to risk advancing two or three cents, which might not
be repaid.   To William Tews.   Found him fishing in the
pretty  creek  which lies a field off, at the rear of his
house   getting bait for the morrow.     Left my baggage,
and then (after George and I had been to Conworth s and supped there) the three of us to Martins, and he not being
at home to John Tew s, with the like lack of success.  But
we found the latter at a roadside  Farmer s Rest,  where
we alighted, talked and drank   first at George s
suggestion and my cost; then at his   only he hadn t
anything less than a dollar-bill and so took credit.   After
considerable stay, we entered the wagon again, stopped
at the shoemakers (where I got boots) and drove to John
Tew s, remaining there while he made his preparations
for the morrow, and taking  a bite.    By 10  , I left the
two hearty brothers at William s house, George remaining
with them, to start at 3 for the Pond, and walked 
to Conworth s finding all abed on my return but the
pretty housekeeper.      I got two letters to-day from
the Post-office, one from my mother, containing an
order for  1.8 from the  Illustrated London News, 
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and nineteen
Description:Describes a day spent with acquaintances in Paris, Ontario.
Date:1861-08-16
Subject:Bolton, George; Conworth, John; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hewett, Susan; Illustrated London news.; Martin, Joseph; Tew, John; 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.