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	  Return to Conworth s
An aunt of the Tews and of the Conworth s, Mrs.
Richard Bass, widow of he who died in 1849 at
Quarantine, Staten Island, was staying there.
We dined, stayed till 3   P. M., then set off
again homewards, arriving at the house upon a
hill by 7, where a cosy meal and a good fire
upon the hearth awaited us   both the work of the
fingers of pretty Mrs. Hewett, who, I notice, always
contrives to dress herself in perfectly good taste, des-
pite her multifarious occupations.
  12.  Thursday.   The weather fine again.   Scrib-
ling till 3   P. M. then to William Tew s.    Found
him nutting in the little copse adjoining his grounds
in company with Edwin Conworth.   After filling
my pockets, returned to the house with William and
presently went a fishing.      Great success, in about
an hour he had caught over three pounds weight,
consisting mainly of what juvenile Britishers would
denominate  whoppers.     Supped at the house and
returned to Conworth s with the fish by 8  .
  13.  Friday.   With John, in wagon, to Paris,
calling at W. Tew s preliminarily, to get that  stone
jug  which wanted filling.        At the post-office, ob-
tained letters, from Boweryem and Jack Edwards.
The latter relates a last Sunday s visit to Newark,
involving an after-dinner call on Damoreau, appa-
rently a repetition of mine and Haney s experience
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and sixty-nine
Description:Describes his return to John Conworth's house.
Date:1861-09-11
Subject:Bass, Richard; Boweryem, George; Conworth, Edwin; Conworth, John; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, John; Fishing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hewett, Susan; 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.