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	Off for Waterloo County.
till dinner-time.    In-doors during the rest of the
dull day.     
             Reading to John and Mrs. H. in the evening.
  9.  Monday.   Writing in the forenoon; to W. Tew s
with John Conworth by 4, fishing in the creek, boy
Willy with us.    His father and John Tew design a-
nother fishing excursion to Pine Pond to-morrow.
  10.  Tuesday.   Off early in buggy with John Con-
worth to visit Bowman s kinsfolk, in Waterloo
county; the morning cloudy, but very pleasant; the
air fresh and sweet, the dew lying thick on the
grass, the trees still and beautiful in their heavy
verdure.   At Paris, obtained a letter from Haney.
He, Eliza, Jack, and Mattie spent nearly a week
at Nyack with the Nichols family; enjoying them-
selves  in a quiet, aquatic way of evenings and
Sundays; somewhat to the scandal of a neigh-
bor.    Haney adds:  Things much the same at 745,
except that business (Mrs. Edwards ) is bad and
signs of approaching matrimony strong; the sofa-
esque isolation continues and maddens.       Bellew
is back.     He looks exceedingly English, in a hat
that weighs a pound and nearly rests on the bridge
of his nose, thick black cloth coat, and light Bri-
tish shoes.  He has more color but not more flesh;
arrives in very good health as does Mrs. Bellew
and Allie Baby.    They were so ill, however, before
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and fifty-nine
Description:Describes a letter received from Jesse Haney.
Date:1861-09-08
Subject:Bellew, Allie; Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Frank, Mrs.; Bowman, Amos; Conworth, John; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hewett, Susan; Nast, Thomas; Tew, William; Tew, Willy
Coverage (City/State):Paris, [Ontario, Canada]; Waterloo County, [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.