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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 134, August 3, 1860

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Identifier: DX02738273

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 134, August 3, 1860

Description: Describes his journey by boat to Albany.

Transcription:

121

Up the Hudson. “Friends” aboard.

and off by 5 1/2 or five minutes latter. A run to 6th Avenue car, and down town. Got to the pier some three minutes after the boat had left, rushed aboard the Albany one, just on the point of starting. Secured top-berth aft, strolled about and in a narrow passage by the ladies’ saloon, came suddenly upon — Jim Parton! He told me that he was going to Rochester, that Fanny [Fern], Grace [Eldredge] and Mort Thomson were aboard, that he had learnt that [Jesse] Haney, Jack [Edwards] and Matty [Edwards] had started by the Troy boat, as [Edward] Welles had seen them off, subsequently coming to him. After five minutes talk we parted, I to a comfortable supper below. (They do meals restaurant-fashion now — very different from boat-practice, ten years ago.) Loafing afterwards. When eighty or ninety miles up the river, again encountered Parton in the after-deck, and smoked and chatted with him for half an hour. Fanny, Grace and Thomson were near us, which I didn’t observe until Jim mentioned it, at parting. A slight room-storm, directly-afterwards, drove the whole party in, when I had the satisfaction of surveying them, as I sat in an arm-chair, newspaper in hand. Fanny looked haggard, and held Jim’s arm, as though she were his jailor. Grace, in a hat and feather, with her hair grown long again, looked tall and handsome. Read and smoked awhile, turning in about 10, to sleep

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-03

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Travel
Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.)
Steamboats

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