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           A last  good bye  to W. Conworth.
sed the war and other topics, disputatiously.   Pretty
Mrs Puckeridge and her husband had left Baker s.
 He thinks I m a humbug,  said hearty Baker,  and
I m sure he is one.        Sharpe the schoolteacher cal-
led, for a short time.         Baker went back with us 
to George s and we all supped sumptuously, on mut-
ton, freshly fried.    (Its appearance had been pre-
viously accounted for by William, who incidentally
mentioned that a neighbor had volunteered  a quar-
ter  to be returned  any time we killed.)      Shortly
after, John and I left.           I shook hands with a
great deal of good will and liking for William Con-
worth and parted quite cordially with the Scotch
girl, who had been especially friendly all the day.
George had proposed coming over to Conworth s so
I had not to say farewell to him.              This day s
visit, indeed, was of John Conworth s suggesting,
when we met George in Paris.       I think he may
come over tomorrow, as he wants to plan a visit to
to Pine Pond with John Tew; he would not other-
wise.    When he took me to Arthur s some weeks ago,
it was a business motive which influenced him; he
wanted to lend Arthur some two or three hundred
dollars from the  100 received from the good aunt
of his dead wife   of course at interest.     He spake
of it as though it were done at the dictates of friend-
ship.               John Conworth rattled me homewards
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and seventy-eight
Description:Describes a visit to George Bolton's house in Canada.
Subject:Baker, Jemmy; Bella; Bolton, George; Conworth, John; Conworth, William; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Puckeridge; Puckeridge, Jane; Sharpe; Tew, Arthur; Tew, John
Coverage (City/State):Paris, [Ontario, Canada]
Scan Date:2010-06-11


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.