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	An Expedition to Pine Pond.
 I am very wretched indeed as regards my wife,
for she scarce ever is pleasant to me. 
  17.  Saturday.  With John Conworth to Martin s,
Henry Tew also deciding to accompany us, after a stip-
ulation that he should be transported home before sun-
set.     Martin provided another horse and off we drove,
getting started by about 9.         The day was a lovely,
sunny one agreeably sultry, the roads good, the
scenery pretty, sometimes picturesque.  We took ano-
ther and a nearer way than that adopted on my for-
mer journey to the same spot.   We passed little ponds
and streams, farm houses of wood, stone or brick,
the first material predominating.   To the left, for
some distance, was a long-continued line of un-
broken foliage.    The immense roots of trees, spread
over sane of the fields, looked like the 
teeth of geologic monsters, upon whom some antedi-
luvian dentist had been operating.      We saw but few
villages.     Towards the end of the journey, the country
grew wilder.      Presently, inquiring our way of a man
named Walker, (Oxfordshire born) we entered a pri-
vate path, necessitating the occasional removal, stake
by stake, of fences crossing it and their due re-
placement.   Pursuing this for a quarter of a mile,
we beheld the tall trees, dead and alive, skirting
the pond, and affording our horses the shelter of
an outhouse, left the wagon in the sultry sun-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and twenty-one
Description:Describes a fishing expedition at Pine Pond.
Date:1861-08-16
Subject:Conworth, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Heylyn, Liz; Martin, Joseph; Tew, Henry; Walker
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.