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	          I see Her Home.
Hood on a similar occasion.     And, when safe over,
some of the children strip and paddle about in the
stream like young aborigines.     The cows have been
in search of the salt of our dinner-table, upsetting
things and trying to munch the table-cloth.    More
mirth, swinging, packing-up and fishing, at the
last of which employment we are fain to have Mary
Jane and Willy, to return to the farm-house, when
they so please.   We go thither and sup.  And at
about 8, I walk home with pretty Mrs. Hewitt, talk-
ing of Sarah Ann and of John Conworth by the way.   At
the house, we find only  Ted,  taking off his earthy boots
in the obscurity of the kitchen; and when I ask him, in-
cidentally, whether John has gone after Mrs. Hewitt,
he responds  No!  with a mixture of currishness and
rusticity, inciting the dear little widow to a mild ex-
pression of blended self-depreciation and feminine pique,
as she turns into the sitting-room and busies herself
about washing up the tea-things, which have not been
removed from the table.           John himself comes in
almost immediately and is, as usual, very friendly
and hospitable.       Presently he sees me three parts of
my way back to hearty William Tew s, whose house
I leave for Conworth s on Monday.      I wish I had
a farm of a hundred acres adjoining it with Han-
nah Bennett to wife.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and forty-nine
Description:Describes his visit with William Tew in Canada.
Date:1861-08-31
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Sarah Ann; Children; Conworth, John; Conworth, Ted; Farms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hewett, Susan; 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.