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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 138, August 6-7, 1860

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Identifier: DX02741234

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 138, August 6-7, 1860

Description: Describes a vacation at Grafton, New York, with the Edwards family.

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Rustic Pleasures.

leaving him [George Edwards] by the way to talk with a certain Dutchman, who had brought two bits of specimen slate for him to see overnight. He, paterfamilias, first became familiar with this locality in consequence of his employing the owner of a mill, at Quackenkill, to grind paints, in which he, at that time dealt. [Carl] Knudsen had wandered off to sketch, so Sally [Edwards] and I kept on, along the sultry country road, presently sitting down by its side, under the shade of a tree, for half an hour. I think we all went out for a ramble in the afternoon, but forgot particulars.

7. Tuesday. Out somewhere in the morning. After a doze in the afternoon, I went by the road to the ponds, after Jack [Edwards], Knudsen and Sally, finding the two latter by the roadside in a little copse, Sally sitting among the green leaves making wreaths and ropes of fur boughs — one of the former on her head. We pursued our walk for an hour, almost till sunset, gathering raspberries by the hedges. The wreaths and ropes were designed as a welcome to [Edward] Hayes or [Jesse] Haney, both of whom were expected and a big green H. manufactured and suspended on the wall of the big room. In the forenoon (I remember, now,) we all went to the woods, along the paid road, Jack taking his gun. Idling, talking, sitting in the shade or getting reddened by the sun-

coverage:Grafton, New York

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-06

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Leisure
Nature
Women

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