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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 153, August 10, 1860

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Identifier: DX02752349

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 153, August 10, 1860

Description: Describes his ride with Sally Edwards into the Grafton countryside.

Transcription:

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[Jesse] Haney stands aside and watches.

and the date 1827 (the year subsequent to which I was born — I thought of myself then, a red baby in midland England, at the time when the owner surveyed his “new house” with pride, and of the moments and years and experiences which brought baby and house into momentary conjunction.) Farther on was a brawling streamlet into which we rode our horses, permitting them to drink. They were very sociable horses — fond of crowding together; had little [Thomas] Nast been in my place he wouldn’t have objected to that. Returning at length, within twenty minutes of the Grafton House we came up with all our party, out to look for us, for it was 2 P.M. an hour and a half after the dinner time. We galloped past and up to the house; when they arrived, to our surprise, Haney was of the party. He had stood aside, under cover of a stable, I think. And within half an hour subsequent, Mortimer Brown appeared; like Haney he had travelled from Troy in a vehicle hired for that special purpose. Haney told us of his going to Niagara with [James] Parton, and subsequently to Rochester, where they stayed with the Rogers, at whose house Jim proposed to remain for another week. Mort Brown, brother of a pretty sister [Josie Brown], had also done his

coverage:Grafton, New York

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-10

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Leisure
Diaries
Horses

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