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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 199, July 3-4, 1857

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Identifier: DX03775885

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 199, July 3-4, 1857

Description: Describes a visit to the Brooks family in Hudson.

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brother in law of Foster's, a Mr Nichols who had been in California and in the Senate appeared after supper, and we had a game of whist, with cigars and tods. Rain drenching the rosebushes in the garden, as I went to bed.

4. Saturday. Glorious sunlight and blue sky, after nearly a weeks continuous drizzle. With Foster, wife, children and hand-maiden into vehicle and so across the river to Hudson. A cleanly, dozy, take-it-easy place, like most country towns. Stopped at Mrs [Maria] Brooks', saw her, "Nina [Brooks]" and a brother whom I had heard of, but not met. (He had recently returned from a visit to England.) The little girl looked very well, and shook hands with me very heartily. Off, on the road again, for some twelve miles in the interior of Columbia county. Hot sun light and miry roads — something of a drag for the horses. Foster driving, myself holding umbrella, children dozing behind with their mother and servant. Got to m our destination by 2 1/2 It was the house of a Mr Ten Broeck — lineal descendant from the redoubtable Ten Broeck of Knickerbocker's famous history — who had married the elder Miss Brooks. A handsome, spacious wooden house all embowered in green trees, possessing a garden and grounds, and a cold piazza looking river-wards. The stream — called Johnsonskill — (all the streams are kills hereabouts) is pretty broken up by falls, the dash of and roar of one making cool music all the livelong day and night. There is good water power, a stocking-weaving factory and

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1857-07-03

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Travel

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