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	Talk of George Bolton.
worth family, Mrs. Hewitt and the clergyman.   I
believe he never wrote word of it to the folks at Nei-
throp; that they learnt it indirectly through Richard s
or my letters to England.      Of course it never en-
tered his head to afford his bride a trip to Niagara
or some such excursion; I doubt if poor Sarah
Conworth ever had a week s holiday in her life.
She retained her  shyness  to some extent after mar-
riage; William Tew tells an anecdote of her disap-
pearance, when he and three or four others called
at the house, from apprehension of meeting them.
  George must have more money than is supposed.
When we first crossed the Atlantic, I m pretty sure
he could have quadrupled my  20.     His travel
in the U.S. cost him but little, he returned to
deal in coals with William, to live at home at free
cost and to save money.    I shouldn t wonder if
he has some few thousands of dollars   say two or
three   at usury.      He told me he had invested over
$1,000 for Dick in that manner.          Incidentally
commending his skill in accounts, William Tew
remarked that it wasn t visible when George undertook
to arrange the outstanding ones between John Con-
worth and Joseph Martin, which had got into such
a state of entanglement that neither could come to
a satisfactory conclusion.    George tried and accord-
ing to my host, erred by $200 or $200 to the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and thirty-three
Description:Describes a talk with William Tew about George Bolton.
Date:1861-08-22
Subject:Bolton, George; Bolton, Richard; Bolton, William; Conworth, John; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hewett, Susan; Martin, Joseph; 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.