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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 154, August 10-11, 1860

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Identifier: DX02753090

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 154, August 10-11, 1860

Description: Describes taking a walk with Carl Knudsen at Grafton.



[Carl] Knudsen the Dane.

first visit to Niagara and [Mortimer Brown] was fresh from fishing in the St Lawrence. With these accessions to our party, we went bathing at the Second Pond, by 4 in the afternoon, all going in but young Brown. In the evening, we hired a fiddler, esconsed him behind the ginger-beer counter and got up a hop, keeping it up merrily till about 11. Collard and his wife were present, and a buxom unmarried sister of the latter. Out of doors, it was a wild, stormy night, with lightning and promise of rain.

11. Saturday. A dull day, mist and rain. We had talked of a journey to the Snow Hole, but had to give it up. I wrote for an hour or so in my own room, while the rest played games and “cut up” generally. After dinner, though the day was still gloomy, [Jesse] Haney took Eliza [Edwards] out for a drive and Mort Brown rode out with Sally [Edwards]. Knudsen and I walked for a mile or so, meeting the others, and talking about his native country. He is a kindly, bearded, middle-aged man, a bit of a pedant in a harmless way, fond of argument, but a real good fellow. He is a tetotaller and ante-tobacco-ite, has a wife in a lunatic asylum, but bears his private griefs simply and nobly, saying nothing about them.

We played vingt-un and read in the evening.

coverage:Grafton, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-08-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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