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	    Fishing and Loafing.
But first we ate and drank both heartily.   Then
Henry Tew (who, being very religious and assured
of his salvation, was much more apprehensive of ex-
periencing it in an untimely manner than we sinners)
allowing his brother John and Smilie to row him
out in the best boat, while George and I embarked 
in the crazier concern and tried fishing, without
success, though we paddled to divers places.
It was deliciously cool, though sunny on the water.
Presently we returned and I reembarked in the
same boat with William Tew, keeping him com-
pany for the remainder of the day.     The four who
preceded us had caught some fine pike before our 
arrival, but I think only one was taken subse-
quently, by John Tew, in the row for Harry s bene-
fit, though William (the sportsman of the family)
was anxious that I should be entertained by the cap-
ture of one.        I fished for perch with my usual
lack of success.    Also I did a good deal of paddling
and, at my comrades request, singing.        We return-
ed to the shore by about 4  , when John Con-
worth, Martin and Henry Tew, at the request
of the latter started to return, I remaining with
the hearty Warwickshire brethren and George Bolton.
The day became a little overcast, promising rain, though
but, few drops fell.        William fished, I paddled.
Anon the time arrived for departing and we had to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and twenty-three
Description:Describes a fishing expedition at Pine Pond.
Date:1861-08-17
Subject:Bolton, George; Conworth, John; Fishing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Martin, Joseph; Smiley, Robinson; Tew, Henry; 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.