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	  To Paris and the Village.
is a hearty, hospitable, kindly, sensible Man every
inch of him.          It rained during the day, never-
the less we drove to Paris; principally to fill a three-
gallon stone bottle with whiskey an article which stands on
the table pretty nearly all day long here, at your
own inclination; and to get material for making nets
to catch crawfish.    Owing to the Niagara excursion
nearly every shop in the village was closed.    We went
to Neill s Saloon, the Gore House, drank, talked, loaf-
ed, met jolly Dickson; loafed, talked and drank;
helped to stop a row at  Fluelling s hotel ; talked,
loafed and drank and got home easily by about 9.
  20.  Tuesday.   With William Tew to the little
village (if it s big enough to boast that name) where,
the other night, we found his brother.   I think my
host s business was to see about disposing of a portion
of a lamb which he designed killing.    (Yesterday he
shot two fowls, as an expeditious manner of 
obtaining them.)   There was a knot of idlers at
the  Farmer s Rest , among them a drunken ex-troopers and very
protestant Irishman, who proposed the God bless the
Queen as long as she continued of his faith.       He had
been a soldier, was a blacksmith.          To Martin s, to
obtain a cultivator.      Back.      Writing up to this pre-
sent moment, just 4 in the afternoon; my hearty
host being now dozing on the sofa, the day
cool and sunny without, summer insects buzzing
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and twenty-nine
Description:Describes his visit with William Tew in Canada.
Subject:Dixon, E.H.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Martin, Joseph; Tew, William
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.