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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 210, September 27-30, 1858

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Identifier: DX03578694

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 210, September 27-30, 1858

Description: Describes his journey to Paris, Ontario, from Rochester by train.

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which he [Richard Gunn] led a rather drunken life, reforming a little subsequently. He has three or four children, now in Rochester, who, [Edward] Heylyn thought, had been adopted by people. Mrs H. [Liz Heylyn] said she had thought of taking one.

28. Tuesday. Intended to have pursued my journey by 10 3/4 A. M. but owing to there being a quarter of an hours difference between Rochester time — as indicated by Heylyn’s clock and railroad-time, got left. Out with Mrs H. Through the crack street to the Arcade. Introduced to a Mr Warne, an English born chum of Heylyn’s, at a book store. There half an hour, Mrs H. leaving me. Out to take a drink with Warne, then a ramble through the city by myself. To the falls. Back. Cheering up Heylyn the rest of the day with considerable result. Fetched Warne in the evening. Found him busy, the N.Y. papers just come in. Sat talking and smoking with him till 11, Mrs H. keeping us company part of the time.

29. Wednesday. Off after a bottle of pale ale with Warne. Some delays on the train. Across the Suspension Bridge at Niagara, with a distant view of the falls. Depфt on the other side. Nearly three hours delay before I could go on to Hamilton and so to Paris. Left baggage and took a tramp along the road till in sight of the cataracts, there ate my bread and cheese and drank a bottle of Scotch ale. Back to depot. More delay — the train behind time, in consequence of a fair at Toronto. This delayed us still further on the route. Got to Paris by 9 P. M. seeing nothing but a station and the black night. Into omnibus and a mile’s ride to town. To bed at the little hotel where the vehicle stopped at.

30. Thursday. Inquired my way and set off, leaving

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1858-09-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Children
Adoption
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)
Diaries
Railroads
Transportation
Travel

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