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	Friends of the Rogerses.
There till 4, then home with him (sending off
trolling-line to William Tew by the way) to a roast
pig dinner.         Cards in the evening.
  19.  Thursday.   By 10   to railroad dep t, there
waiting an hour for Mrs Rogers, who had appoint-
ed there to see off her mother and William Pillow,
on their way to New York, from a sojourn dating
since the death of John Pillow.      As neither Mr
or Mrs R. appeared, I walked to the lower
fall, finding the children and the pleasant-faced
schoolmistress at home.  Presently Mrs Rogers re-
turned from the city.   Lunch.    Return to Roches-
ter, Mrs R. driving barouch, I driving wagon.
To the arcade for Mr R.    Then through the side
streets of the city to a house where were staying
certain friends of the Rogers family, chiefly sisters
of Weddle of Poughkeepsie.  They were from Cana-
da, and with them a Mr Risdale, from near
Detroit, on the British side of the river.   Asking
him about Campeau (which name he pronounced
Compo as I used to write it) I was confirmed on my
impression that the man whose  body was foundx  in
the water, was indeed my Lake Superior and De-
troit friend in 1853.    He had a counting house on a
wharf, and was supposed to have tumbled into the
river in a state of intoxication.     A rich, fast young
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and ninety-four
Description:Describes meeting friends of the Rogers family.
Date:1861-09-18
Subject:Campeau; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Pillow, John; Pillow, William; Risdale; Rogers, William; Tew, William; Weddle
Coverage (City/State):Rochester, [New York]; Detroit, [Michigan]
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.