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taking an open space for the waters of the creek.
Tew enjoyed this evening immensely and spake of an
Indian s life with a sort of mild, speculative envy.
  29.  Thursday.  Roused by John Tew at 4. A. M.
he and Puckeridge en route for Pine Pond.  William
Tew agreed to join them, I preferred bed.       So after
a good deal of clumping about and a visit to the island to procure bait,
they went off.              At a more rational, but still
early period of the morning,  Ted  Conworth passed with
a party of young folks, going  berrying  again, he
stopping to leave papers for me, thoughtfully obtained
at the Paris post-office by pretty Mrs. Hewitt, on her
yester-evening s return.       Loafed, went to the is-
land to pull up nets.       After dinner walked to Paris,
to post-office, that of the  Star  newspaper, etc.  Met
Hart.         Returning about 7, when the shadows of
evening were falling dark and peacefully on the little
woody graveyard in which poor Sarah Conworth lies
buried, presently met her brother John, driving his cows
homewards from the little, watery declivity beyond
my host s house, beside the road.             At 10 the
fishing party returned, with no more success than
suffered to supply William and myself with a perch
breakfast on the morrow, and a three or four pound
pike   caught, ignominiously, in a cast-net.    Innu-
merable cat-fish had troubled the water, so the pike
couldn t see the bait.     The husband of pretty Mrs.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and forty-five
Description:Describes his visit with William Tew in Canada.
Subject:Conworth, John; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Conworth, Ted; Fishing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart (Canada); Hewett, Susan; Puckeridge; Tew, John; Tew, William
Coverage (City/State):Paris, [Ontario, Canada]
Scan Date:2010-06-11


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.