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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 158, August 15-16, 1860

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Identifier: DX02756059

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 158, August 15-16, 1860

Description: Describes an excursion from Grafton to ''The Snow Hole.''

Transcription:

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A Drive to “the Snow-Hole.”

[prac]tice of construing offence out of chance remark or action. It had been proposed that she [Matty Edwards] should go out for a ride with Mort Brown in the evening, but she compromised the matter by a drive.

16. Thursday. All of us, including Collard’s wife into the wagon, her husband driving, on an expedition to “the Snow-Hole.” This involved a twelve miles’ ride, Petersburg way and beyond, to a farm-house, kept by Mrs. Collard’s parents. The day was fine and sunny, not too hot, the landscape delightful. I sat beside Sally [Edwards], Jack [Edwards] on the other side of her, and we conveyed [Carl] Knudsen’s handkerchief into [Mortimer] Brown’s pocket, filling that of the former with apples and leaves, plucked from the roadside. At the farmhouse we found an old woman, 94 years of age and others. After thronging the rooms, and eating apples, looking at pictures of a sort and quizzing a large plaster-of-paris cat with an idiotically-comic expression of countenance, we set out to ascend “the mountain.” A very steep one it proved, equalling if not exceeding anything I have known in the Catskills. We had to do three miles of it, sometimes over steeply-sloping field pasture, sometimes through forest or up horribly stony mountain paths, lugging up two baskets containing food

coverage:Grafton, New York

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-15

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Mountains
Nature
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
Leisure

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