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	   More Holiday-making.
loafing during the morning.     In the afternoon to
Paris with John Conworth; sent off letter to Bow-
man, got  Tribunes ; did chores.   Coming out from
O Neills, when about mounting the buggy, met
George Bolton.    He seemed friendly, momentarily;
talked crops with Conworth for half and hour, and
then asked me when I was going to  give him a turn 
of another week; increasing his request that I
should do so in proportion to my declining; on the
plea of a visit to Waterloo county and an already 
protracted holiday.     Back to Conworth s. He off
to Martin s, after tea.    Reading news by a woodfire
to pretty housekeeper   for I don t reckon  Ted  as au-
dience   till his return.       This day chilly and cloudy.
  5.  Thursday.   Writing during the morning;
in the afternoon to William Tew s and with him,
boys Willy and Arthur, to the stream, where I caught
enough fish for tomorrow s breakfast.    Supped with
the Tews, returning to Conworth s by 8  .
  6.  Friday.   Writing story till 3 P. M.   Then, with
John Conworth to Paris in wagon.     In the evening
to Willaim Tew s together, to settle about tomorrow s
 berrying  excursion and pic-nic; which, after as
much discussion as might have preceded a camping
(after the manner of country-people about such mat-
ters) is appointed for the morrow.
  7.  Saturday.   A very slight shower and a cloudy
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and fifty-five
Description:Describes his visit with John Conworth in Canada.
Date:1861-09-04
Subject:Bolton, George; Bowman, Amos; Conworth, John; Conworth, Ted; Fishing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hewett, Susan; Martin, Joseph; Tew, Arthur, Jr.; 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.