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	   Heylyn s bad bargain.
man with a handsome wife, everybody in Detroit
knew him though my informant spoke only from
hearsay.      A hot drive back to the lower fall, both
vehicles full.      Anon a drive to a point on the river
where we took boats and rowed the women and young
folks up to the fall which looked pretty enough.
Rogers and I propelled one boat, Risdale another.
Back.    Supper.    Evening; some talk, and presently
I got to reading, as the rest played cribbage or
talked among themselves.  Rogers and folks were
friendly, but American hospitality won t begin to 
compare with English.   You leave the latter loving
  20.  Friday.   Rain, clearing up as Rogers drove
me to the city.  Goodbye to him.  To Heylyn s fishing
tackle shop, where he came by 1. P. M.    Home to
dinner with him.     Afternoon dozing and drawing;
he and his wife (who were at discord with each other)
nailing down carpets.        When, after tea, I bade her
farewell, she was sitting in a darkened parlor, in
a state of moody, miserable, vixenish exasperation
on the Brinton question, Heylyn, half-crying, trying
to soothe her.   I wish I were going with you!  he
said, when she had given me a friendly good-bye.
 I wish you were!  she rejoined.       We passed out,
he still crying.     This getting married isn t
what it s cracked up to be,  he commented.   I was
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and ninety-five
Description:Regarding problems between Edward Heylyn and his wife.
Subject:Brinton, Eugenie Addie; Campeau; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Heylyn, Liz; Marriage; Risdale; Rogers, William; Women
Coverage (City/State):[Rochester, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-15


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.