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	    To George Bolton s.
ciatory of the officers of the late British Volun-
teers,  exposing the whole swindle,  how the pay-
master had been arrested for embezzling, how the
appointments were for sale and how the quarter-
master had talked Secession, after Bull Run,
he being a Marylander.    I told them,  says Bow-
eryem,  that I would squelch them, if I did not
get my money!      And his letter terminates with
advice to me to stay in Canada as long as I can,
as I shall find things in New York as bad as I 
can imagine.           To George Bolton s.  Our ar-
rival brought out Bella and William Conworth,
but not George, who (perfectly aware of our ar-
rival) sat writing until the horse and wagon having
been put up, we entered.  He had the diarrhaeh,
the others informing us.  Dinner, with little talk.
Afterwards, I sat reading newspapers outside the
kitchen, John Conworth dozing beside me (for
the day was sunny and sultry), William proffering
apples and keeping us company, while George in
is wonted sociable manner, preferred reading alone
in the darkened parlor.      An hour or more thus,
then John, George and I walked over the fields to
Baker s.      That hearty individual we found super-
intending an excavation under his barn.     Watching
the progress of this awhile, we afterwards adjourn-
ed to his house, drank gin-and-water and discus-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and seventy-seven
Description:Describes a visit to George Bolton's house in Canada.
Date:1861-09-13
Subject:Baker, Jemmy; Bella; Bolton, George; Boweryem, George; Civil War; Conworth, John; Conworth, William; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military
Coverage (City/State):[Paris, Ontario], Canada; New York, [New York]
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.