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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 117, July 25-26, 1860

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Identifier: DX02732358

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 117, July 25-26, 1860

Description: Describes a letter from James Morris describing his journey to Berlin Falls, New Hampshire.

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[James] Morris in New Hampshire.

dress, with her [Matty Edwards’] dainty waist and sweet virginal figure, her red lips upturned towards you, I thought — well! that I should have dearly liked to have kissed her. In doors all the rest of the day, downright ill with diarrhaeh. A letter from Morris, dated Berlin Falls, New Hampshire. Characteristic account of his journey thither, of the “annoyances” he was subjected to by the way. First he couldn’t get at $5 changed to pay carriage-hire and the boat started, defrauding the driver, then the state-rooms were all taken &c, and on their arrival at Portland, his companion overslept himself, driving him “half-frantic” with apprehension — “for fear the boat would go off.” He appears all right however, now, and in pleasant quarters, working no more than is good for him, and made much of by agreable [sic] people. “Breakfast by 7 or later, sometimes a walk before, along the river; at 9 or 10 to work; dinner at 1 (except on Sundays) chatting, reading, daily cigar and at 3.50 or 4 P.M. to work again, till 6;” this, condensed, is his days routine.

26. Thursday. Writing &c. A Letter to Hannah [Bennett]. Heavy rain and thunder-storm in the afternoon. To 745 [Broadway] in the evening, with books for the girl’s country reading. Found them [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] with

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-07-25

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Transportation

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