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	A Letter from Bowman.
met the three sisters of George s  Bella  in Paris
on Thursday; when they looked so different from 
the un-crinolined and occasionally bare-legged las-
ses that I had been accustomed to see in the unfur-
nished room of the turnpike, that, but for a smile
of recognition from Mary, I shouldn t have known 
them.
  2.  Monday.   Packing up and doing chores inci-
dental to removal.   Walked to John Conworth s in
the afternoon; then with him in the buggy back to
William s; to Johnny Hough s, and to John Tew s,
where my two especial friends, little Polly and Anna,
did rush out at me and insist on being carried about
and tossed aloft; as much to my gratification as their
own.      They must needs be driven a little distance,
too, on our departure.          To Paris.    A letter dated
 Tribune  Office, from Bowman, strenuously exhort-
ing me to visit his folks, in Waterloo county; with
four pages about them and their belongings to study
which would require a month s time, possibly two. 
To sundry stores, getting horse shod &c.      Return
after sunset, to William Tew s; leaving purcha-
ses for him.  I had bought a lamp, also, for Mrs.
Tew.     William, I think, was a little irate about
certain  breachy  cattle of John Conworth s, which
had overnight entered his garden and devastated
the cabbage patch.      I heard the noise at about mid-
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and fifty-one
Description:Describes his visit with William Tew in Canada.
Date:1861-09-01
Subject:Bella; Bolton, George; Bowman, Amos; Children; Conworth, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hough, Johnny; Mary (Canada); Tew, Anna; Tew, Jane; Tew, John; Tew, Polly; Tew, William
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.