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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 230, October 15-16, 1858

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Identifier: DX03595631

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 230, October 15-16, 1858

Description: Describes a visit to the Strongs and the Eldredges at Elmira, New York.


ployed about the Niagara house, was on his way to Minnesota, and preferred gratifying his feelings by giving away the bird to the pretty girl to selling it. He had, no doubt seen me at the house. I thought this a pleasant incident and complimented him heartily on his good taste. To Rochester by 5 1/2. [Edward] Heylyn was out on my arrival but soon returned. Mrs H. [Liz Heylyn] as usual. To the Arcade to visit Warne at night. Drinking hock in a tavern with him, Heylyn, two Englishmen and two Rochesterians subsequently. Back to boarding-house by 10, a glass of punch and presently to bed — this time sleeping single.

16. Saturday. To Arcade again. Good bye to Warne and anon to Heylyn, I going via Corming to Elmira, by a cross rail-road from the Central to the Erie lines. A wettish day. Reached Elmira by about 6. Inquired Mr Strong’s house. A handsome, porticoed, Ionic building standing isolated, pleanty of ground about it. Found the family at supper, Mrs and Mrs Strong, six children, and — the objects of my visit — old Mr Eldredge his wife and his little granddaughter Jenny. Invited to partake — to stop all night — it being arranged that Mr Eldredge should call for me on the morrow, and drive me down to his farm. Extremely hospitable people, as all have proved. Went up-stairs after supper and civilized myself as to costume. Talked with Mrs Strong till her husbands return from a political meeting. (Mrs S. is Mr Eldredge eldest daughter, sister to Jenny’s father) Out with Strong. He proved a very friendly man, had crossed the Atlantic half a dozen times travelled

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-10-15

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Railroads


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