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	        Back to the U. S.
Tew s, decided not to do so.     Goodbye to kind
William and his kind wife and God bless them!
and on the road.   Paris.    At the post-office, the
Gore Hotel &c.  George calls at Hart s office and
doesn t find him.         Parting with him he tells
me that he thinks more of me than of anybody he
knows; that he doesn t care about money so much
as he used to do, and that if I am hard up
in the anticipated hard times, he has plenty
and will be ready to aid me (presumably at 10 per cent. interest)   which made
me feel momentarily as if I ought to burn this volume of
my Diary.   Then George rides off and John
drives me to the railroad station.      Good bye to
him and aboard the cars.     Day dullish.        Nia-
gara City by about 4.      At the U. S. hotel, at
which I put up three years ago, found a son
of Mrs Griffin, who told me that Miss Cooper
had recently arrived at his mother s from New
York, and that he was in attendance as a wit-
ness in a law-case, conducted by Davis, the
plain husband of the pretty Weighty, who has a 
baby and is one of the most devoted of mothers.
This Griffin seemed a loaferish young fellow.
A two mile walk to Niagara village and house,
formerly hotel of that name.    Found Miss Lucia
conversing with an acquaintance, who soon left.
Talk with her, with Mrs. Griffin and Miss Julia
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and eighty-two
Description:Describes his goodbye with George Bolton upon leaving Canada.
Date:1861-09-16
Subject:Bolton, George; Conworth, John; Cooper, Lucia; Davis (lawyer); Griffin; Griffin, Julia; Griffin, Lucia; Griffin, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hart (Canada); Tew, William; Griffin, Weighty (Davis)
Coverage (City/State):Paris, [Ontario, Canada]; Niagara, [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.