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	      William Tew s Farm
paddle through the two miles of shallow water
and dead trees, submerged and standing, which
lie between the lake proper and the mill, whence
the boats had been borrowed.    It was as desolate,
yet picturesque a region as any I have ever witnes-
sed.    Our progress involved some hard work
and any amount of torturous circum-paddligation.
Once we got aground, on a sunken tree, lying
evenly balanced athwart it.      George Bolton, John
Tew and Smilie preceded us.        At the mill at len-
gth.      A protracted drive home, I riding with
William and George.    Our halting at a tavern
necessitated a return to it, after we had rid-
den over a mile; for a messenger was dispatched
after us, in apprehension about a certain $1 bill
which George had produced, and which the publican
suspected the party of re-pocketing!    It was dis-
covered behind the counter.       At William Tew s
by midnight where George and I share one bed.
  18.  Sunday.   A delicious breakfast on the results
of yesterday s expedition.   Anon a walk with George
and William Tew about the domain of the latter.
It is delightfully well-wooded and watered, and
we strolled in the woods surrounding the  creek 
or pretty stream, admiring the beauty and variety
of the trees.    In some parts, logs and timber lay
about in profusion, brought thither by the spring
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and twenty-four
Description:Describes a fishing expedition at Pine Pond.
Date:1861-08-17
Subject:Bolton, George; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nature; Smiley, Robinson; 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.