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	         And yet again.
wore moderate hoops, and was as satisfactory to the
sense of touch as to that of sight.     Tew carried
Mary Jane and the juniors over, boy Willy and
Arthur paddling at pleasure.  Then we rambled
through the wood, where the the sugar maple,
the oak, the pine and the fir grew tall and stately, and
where some had fallen, and their trunks were
rotting, the undersides exhibiting profuse growths
of fungi.     Anon, up a steep path and through the
trees to a field partially cleared, but full of dead
stumps, a farm house of rude aspect in the dis-
tance.  Arrived at the edge of a steep declivity, the
Tews saw their domain stretched out below them,
as did we.   There was  Uncle Richard  ploughing
in a field, the up-turned earth of which looked of
a deep chocolate-purple color; nearer, a long strip
of bright green   the maize or Indian corn   and
beside it a yellow-ochre barley or oat-field.   Nearer,
wound the little stream, and below us the declivity,
invariably submerged in spring, which also drowns 
our island.          We all shout and succeed in
stopping Uncle Richard s horses; which is looked upon
as a great joke.       Then we descend a steep footpath
and are at the bank of the stream again, across
which I carry my pretty burden without the slight-
est wish to rid myself of it in the summary man-
ner adopted by the curtal-friar towards Robin
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and forty-eight
Description:Describes his visit with William Tew in Canada.
Date:1861-08-31
Subject:Children; Farms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hewett, Susan; Nature; Tew, Arthur, Jr.; Tew, Jane; Tew, Johnny; Tew, Mary Jane; Tew, William; Tew, Willy
Coverage (City/State):[Paris, Ontario, Canada]
Scan Date:2010-06-11

 

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.