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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 137, August 5-6, 1860

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Identifier: DX02740493

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 137, August 5-6, 1860

Description: Describes the Edwards sisters riding horses at Grafton.



The Girls on Horseback.

middle. The sermon a good and earnest one. Loafing in the afternoon, walk in the evening. A good deal of discursive reading, talking and diverse pleasure taking during the day. In the stroll, I walked with Eliza [Edwards], returning, with her and Sally [Edwards].

6. Monday. Paterfamilias [George Edwards] off by 10 o’clock coach for Troy and thence to New York. (I have forgot to put down that yesterday evening, Jack [Edwards] and Matty [Edwards] had a ride together. The girls liked this exercise so much last year, that Collard hired a horse from his father-in-law, in addition to the one he possesses. So two riders can always be accommodated. While Matty was arraying herself in her riding dress, Sally had a bit of a gallop on the horse, bare-headed and in her pink evening dress, crinolined to the ordinary extent, so that when she was mounted, the horse’s tail seemed to emerge from its her voluminous flounces. She jump-on and rode with plenty of spirit, and the former operation excited the admiration of the assembled rustics, who might have seen more than a neat foot. Matty, in her riding-dress, sans crinoline looked tall and very pretty, and though more timid than either of her sisters, went off gallantly enough.) Before Mr Edwards started we took a walk, in the direction of the ponds,

coverage:Grafton, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-08-05

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress


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