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	   John and William Tew.
She said she didn t object to being  a little dull ;
thought the weather very hot, and told me one or
two things about her voyage.    Baker called her  Jane 
she was a Mrs. Puckeridge.        We met her husband
when near Paris, on our road homewards.     John
Tew is younger that William by three or four years;
a tall, strong, dark-haired, heavy-whiskered, sun-
baked fellow, who in his high-boots might have
sat for the portrait of the bean-ideal of smuggler.
  John Conworth crossed the Atlantic with these stal-
wart Warwickshire brothers; then much about his
own age.    John was  what you might call a school-
boy, with long hair,  which, becoming populated,  he
got Bill to cut it, when Bill made a regular, fightin 
cock on him!    John Tew evidently works harder
than his Epicurean brother, liking sporting almost as
much.         When we got back to William s we found
the Britishers there.     They had been to look at John
Conworth s farm and supped there.       William was
for inviting them to stay all night, but they didn t
do it, going off to the tavern at  Bensville,  as the
village of a dozen houses is called.
  27.  Tuesday.   Fishing on the island with William
under cover of the thickly-leaved trees during a smart
summer shower of rain.         Loafing in the afternoon.
John Tew called and we had more talk of Pine Pond.
A thunderstorm during the evening.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and forty-one
Description:Regarding John and William Tew.
Date:1861-08-26
Subject:Baker, Jemmy; Conworth, John; Fishing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Lee; Pain, Harry; Puckeridge; Puckeridge, Jane; Tew, John; Tew, William
Coverage (City/State):Paris, [Ontario, Canada]
Scan Date:2010-07-08

 

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.