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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 208, September 22-27, 1858

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Identifier: DX03577003

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 208, September 22-27, 1858

Description: Describes the beginning of his journey to Rochester.


all playing cards.

23. Thursday. An envelope containing three cards. “Mr & Mrs Dillon Mapother.” “Mary Pauline Cruise.” “At the Cathedral, Monday. Sept 20, 1858.”(Detroit.) Writing. Evening, Phonography.

24. Friday. Phonography. A rainy, stormy day — A letter from [Edward] Heylyn — says he’s been employed by a London publishing Company, delivering books, for the last twenty months, but is recently “unaccountably discharged.” Down town on the afternoon, returning with [William] Leslie. Illish.

25. Saturday. To Doctor [Blakeman]’s, Dentists, down town, here, there and everywhere, morning and afternoon. In [William] Leslie’s room awhile after supper. He, Kendall and [Bob] Gun out together, to return — the first and last mentioned — very drunk at 2 or 3 in the morning.

26. Sunday. In doors till evening. Jack Edwards up. To [E.H.] Chapin’s and subsequently to the Edwards’.

27. Monday. Up by 5 1/2 — half an hour later than I had intended. No time for breakfast, dressed rapidly, seized sandwiches handed to me by half-awake and half dressed Biddy and out into the early street. Up Bleecker and into the 6th Avenue cars. “What’s the time?” “Just six!” “Too late — cars leave the Chamber St depot at that hour — express train. Resolved on dash for it, left cars, cut across streets lugging carpet bag and coats, to the North river. In five minutes the cars came along, each severally propelled by horse-power, at a fast pace. Baggage car passed — car No. 1. passed — made an escalade on No 2. Car crowded — got a seat by fat, sleepy man who grunted

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-09-22

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Dentists


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