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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 18, July 7-9, 1853

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Identifier: DX04047334

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 6, page 18, July 7-9, 1853

Description: Describes a walk through the Catskill Mountains with Mr. Hart, Alf Waud, and Dillon Mapother.

farther fall, partly along a road, then in stream again, all bathed, & then set to sketching, save Dillon [Mapother]. We three back to dinner; they returned, I did not.

8. Friday. Below Falls with Mr [Henry] Hart, fire having burnt all night we revived it & built another. Then two hours lying looking on. Anon to the farther fall & a bathe. Back to dinner. In the afternoon I accompanied Dillon & [Alfred] Waud to the Clove (in the Mountains.) A picturesque Alpine sort of gorge. Found our Artists there & a German. Sketching. Back by 7 1/2, wearying steep, up hill paths. Scoring up the Diary in the Evening.

9. Saturday. All four off for a walk to the Clove in the Mountain. Down the glen by the leafy forest-path skirting the rivulet for a mile, then along the steep mountain path high above on the other side, till below the lower fall we issue forth on a dusty road, still following the course of the stream. Past the ruined mill which we were sketching on Thursday, and on through the Mountain gorge, mighty tree-covered mountains rising up on every hand. A few huts, barns & shanties, a deserted tannery, making the spot fragrant with the smell of oak bark, oxen with bells attached to their necks, a rustic bridge or twain were what we saw. Waud & Dillon had hurried on, intent on sketching. Joining them, we all passed down to the pretty fall sketched yesterday. The water here had worn its way back in the rocks, turning a deep hollow, framed by tall tree-clad cliffs. Here we all bathed delectably. Anon more sketching, then jogging along the footpath way down to the “Clove,” encountering our Artist

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-07-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)


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