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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 204, July 9-10, 1857

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Identifier: DX03780230

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 204, July 9-10, 1857

Description: Describes a walk through the Hudson countryside with Isabel Jacot and Nina Brooks.


long walk to the top of Mount Merena, which rises very picturesquely from the river, below Hudson. I carried a bottle of Scotch ale and sundry feminine knick-knacks. The day was hot and lovely, the girls [Nina Brooks and Isabel Jacot] needed frequent pausings, but kept on, though not so untiringly as the Edwardses during last years Cattskillizing. When near the top I left them sitting on the hay by the road side, and looking at the prospect, while I explored further. Anon through a field of tall rye, winding round the mount, and then took our lunch beneath a shady tree, up which I subsequently climbed. Back to dinner by 1, the girls — especially Miss J — rather used up. I crossed to Athens by 6. Took a walk with Foster and his wife, and concluded not to return to Hudson to-night.

10. Friday. Good bye to Athens. With Foster, wife, children and servant over to the Brooks. Leaving them there, he and I rattled back in the coach which had brought us from the ferry, and whisked per-railroad five miles down the river bank, then crossing to Cattskill. (I had this morning got a letter from Alf Waud announcing his presence in New York — he came on to see [Henry] Hart and Dillon [Mapother] — and that he had met [B.G.] Stone in Boston, on his way to the White Mountains, with his newly wedded bride.) To the Cattskill Post-Office calling on an acquaintance of Fosters, and with him to a newspaper office — the "Greene County Whig" where I was introduced to the editor and gave him a copy of the P. N. Y. B. H, pointing out the passage

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-07-09

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)


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