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            Fishing with the kindly Tews.
very expeditiously, almost before the last streak
of crimson had died out of the gorgeous sunset.
I felt a little matagrabolized at the thought of
my approaching departure from a good many kind
people who I have learnt to like very much.
  14.  Saturday.   A wet day.      Scribbling until 
near 4, then to William Tew s, in John Conworth s
wagon, with boy Willy and Richard Tew, John
having occasion to pass by the door. (Have I yet
                    put down that Richard is the elder
brother of the family, yet works for William for
$100 a year, doing, I think, the major portion of the
farm labor.     He has some land of his own, too.)
Out fishing, for the last time, with William and the
juniors, including m Mary Jane, until past sun-
down, then returning to sup at the house.  By 9
back to John Conworth s, my mind full of the
good people I am leaving.       A magnificent moon-
light night, a great ocean of clear sky from north
to southern poles, bounded by luminous continents
of cloud.   The knot of shady trees at the entrance
of Conworth s land, and those over the ^|little| grave yard
very dark and peaceful and still.
  15.  Sunday.   George Bolton appeared, having
ridden hither on horseback.  Just as usual in man-
ner.     He and John Conworth went out together
in the morning, to make the usual circuit about
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and seventy-nine
Description:Regarding his thoughts upon his visit in Canada coming to an end.
Date:1861-09-13
Subject:Bolton, George; Conworth, John; Farms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Tew, John; Tew, Mary Jane; Tew, Richard; Tew, William; Tew, Willy
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.