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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 202, July 6-7, 1857

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Identifier: DX03778492

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 202, July 6-7, 1857

Description: Describes visit to the Brooks family and the Fosters in Hudson and Athens.


Mrs F [Tilly Foster], "Mary Liv" [Mary Livingston Sanders] and I in one trap, Ten Broeck, his wife and Miss Van Dusen in another. Stopped at Broeckius Livingston's place, then on to another Livingston's. (All the country hereabouts was owned by the Livingston's once.) 'Tis a very handsome house, with huge hickory trees fronting it, and a carriage driver up to the door. A portly gentleman was the owner, as he sat at the threshold, in the cool of the evening. Lots of folks. A fine looking old man from Hudson; Mr L's son, wife and daughters, both tastily dressed and lady-like, one slightly passe the other very handsome. A drink with the men, a walk through the grounds with the girls, talk, badinage and laughter, invitations to visit 'em and then rattled back. Pleasant people, all of you! — A veritable Mrs Knickerbocker called at Ten Broecks this afternoon.

7. Tuesday. Good bye to Johnson's kill and the hospitable Ten Broecks. I never learnt to like people better in as short time. Back with the Fosters to Hudson. Called at the Brook's (where they wanted me to stop) then across the river to Athens again. A sister of Fosters [Mary Foster] arrived from West Point — a plump, jolly-looking girl with a voice which reminded me pleasantly of Mary Bennett's, and most exhuberant crinoline. A ramble with Foster in the evening to spots where one could get good views of the pretty place and glorious river. Called in at Nichol's, he having just returned from a big village picnic. His wife sung to the piano,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-07-06

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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