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             Pretty Susan s Confidences.
the farm   an inevitable portion of a Canadian
visit.     I stayed in doors, scribbling, reading
and packing up.    In the evening, I suggested a
combined visit to William Tew s, and Mrs. Hew-
itt (who was headachy from staying in doors), on
my suggestion, accompanied us.   Half an hour
with the kind family, then return, John poking
me to bear the pretty housekeeper company, while
he and George draggled in the rear.         It was ano-
ther fine night, and as we walked down the road,
we talked of John and the dear little woman
unconsciously revealed her feelings towards him in
the most artless manner.        She knew him so well, 
she said,  he didn t like to hear women talk  
she could always tell directly when he wasn t
pleased.    She evidently likes his character in all
its traits but that one, being quick to recognize
its sterling worth, though discouraged at his pre-
sumed indifference to women.    I try to do my
best,  she answered in reply to my assertion that
she, and Englishwomen like her, did not know
how good they were.     We spoke of Sarah Con-
worth and of Sarah Ann Bolton.          Of course she
knew of John s flame for the latter.        There was
something of a liking between them,  I said.    A very
great deal, she thought, and evidently attributed
John s celibacy, in a considerable degree, to the break
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and eighty
Description:Describes a conversation with Mrs. Hewett about John Conworth.
Date:1861-09-15
Subject:Bolton, George; Bolton, Sarah Ann; Conworth, John; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hewett, Susan; Tew, William; Women
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.