her being a widow and having designs on Mr.
Conworth, but now could she leave them? John,
she knew, never would get married.
23. Friday. Newspapers. Fishing in the after-
noon with William Tew. He bathed and, of course,
swam well. Reading to folks in the evening.
There was talk about another excursion to Pine Pond
on the morrow, and one Solomon Martin, an in-
dividual resembling in some respects the Dirk
Schniler of Irving s Knickerbocker, come to arrange
about it. He fished with us. Returning to the house
at nightfall, while we sat in the kitchen, he was
summoned away by the news that his father had just
died. The son had told us that the old man had
spat blood during the previous night, and that his
further illness might prevent his (Solomon s) join-
ing the proposed fishing excursion. The father was
threescore and ten, a good tub-maker, and had
some land. The son has Indian blood in him on
the mother s side.
24. Saturday. Visitors; a brother of Mrs.
Tew s and an old countryman, who was much
interested in the discovery that I was born at Ban-
bury and talked about it as if it were London.
The old boy was a trifle tipsy, which William Tew
observed after the production of the hospitable
whiskey bottle. It generally stands convenient on
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and thirty-six|
|Description:||Describes his visit with William Tew in Canada.|
|Subject:||Conworth, John; Fishing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hewett, Susan; Martin, Solomon; Tew, Jane; Tew, William|
|Coverage (City/State):||[Paris, Ontario, Canada]; Banbury, [England]|
|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.|