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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 218, October 6-11, 1858

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Identifier: DX03585464

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 218, October 6-11, 1858

Description: Describes the Conworth family.


a long, long ride home, during which I fell dead asleep repeatedly, being woke up by the jerkings of the wagon. One pause, at a tavern, where we had some beer. Got back by 10 or so, dead-tired, and immediately to bed.

7. Thursday. Scribbling during the morning, part of the afternoon and most of the evening.

8. Friday. Ditto yesterday. Copying M. S. story, writing to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn], Charley [Gunn] and [Edward] Heylyn.

9. Saturday. Walked to Paris with George Bolton. A fresh pleasant day, clouding over a little on our return. Saw Peter Gardiner and afterwards John Tew.

10. Sunday. A stroll with John Conworth and George Bolton, dropping in on Martins.

11. Monday. In-doors. Haven’t been at all well since fishing party, or just before it. (Diarrhea.) The Conworth family are as follows. First, the head of it [William Conworth], an old gentleman approaching eighty. He is spare in figure, rather above the midde heighth and white-haired, his countenance being very (English) country-looking. He has lived one of the narrowest and simplest of lives, principally in midland England, Warwickshire, Northampton and Oxon — once or twice visiting London. Principally “in situations,” he has made but one start for independence, when, years ago, he and a brother commenced as dealers in cloth, or something of the sort, to make a failure of it. This was principally owing to the dishonesty of an individual who absconded to Canada, whither the brother pursued him, with what result I know not, excepting the important one, in the history of the Conworth family, that he brought land and settled, subsequently bequeathing his farm to his

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-10-06

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Travel


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