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	           A Pleasant Ride.
morning modified our hopes as to the fineness of
the day, to be, however, agreeably realized.   With
Mrs. Hewett and John Conworth into wagon.     (Ap-
ropos of the second, I must put down that yesterday,
when I was about to set off to Tew s, she wanted to
clean my boots!   I always do it for them;  she said,
in reply to my refusal.         I m sorry to hear it,  I
answered.)     At Tews, we were joined by William
and his wife and Mary Jane, the latter of whom
occupied my lap, at first, as I sat beside our
driver, John Conworth; the pretty housekeeper and
William Tew filling the hind-seat, with Mrs T. accomo-
dated on the laps of both.          Pursuing the road to
Pine Pond, sc John s two horses rattles us
merrily onwards; the day growing sunnier and plea-
santly sultry as it advanced.       At Robinson
Smiley s we paused; he and his wife, having resol-
ved on a similar expedition, agreed to follow us.
Continuing our journey, William changed seats with
me, and I had the pretty housekeeper on my lap
for the rest of the way.   By 11, we had done about
that number of miles, reaching a rough wooded
tract of country, overgrown with blackberry and
other bushes and plentifully obstructed by the
trunks of fallen trees.      Hitching up hoses, we
all set to work gathering blackberries, of which there
were more than enough.      I walked industriously
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and fifty-six
Description:Describes his visit with John Conworth in Canada.
Date:1861-09-07
Subject:Conworth, John; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hewett, Susan; Smiley, Robinson; Smiley, Robinson, Mrs.; Tew, Jane; Tew, Mary Jane; 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.