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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 52, August 29, 1856

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Identifier: DX03649244

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 52, August 29, 1856

Description: Describes a visit to the Mountain House at the Catskills.

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has delayed putting it on stone so long, that this anticipation has occurred. At present a day and half's work would have completed Sol [Eytinge]'s drawing. Saw [B.G.] Stone at the Mountain House. Less fantastic in general getting up, otherwise not changed. Says he's sold plenty of copies of the drawing, and gave [Jesse] Haney and myself one each. But few fashionables at the Mountain House now, some score, or less. On to the Falls. [Peter] Schmitt has a young bear cub — one of the recently taken in the mountains — accommodated in an open pen, adjacent to the house, where he conducts himself after his nature, sitting up on his hams and gazing with stupid patience at visitors as they pat him or volunteer contributions. Below the second fall there has been a land-slide, rather marring the beauty of the little pools and cascades — this one of the many disastrous results of the recent storm. The stream, too, has so increased in volume that there is no necessity for damming up and turning on the water, as heretofore. We staid an hour or so, had cake and milk-punches and then left. Schmitt talked depreciatory of Stone, said he has sold but four of his pictures (at the Laurel House) and spoke of Webb and [Charles] Welden. Miss Ann [Edwards], Sally [Edwards], Haney, Jack [Edwards] and I were rowed across the lake, the carriage awaiting us on the other side. Tis a pretty lake, surrounded, to its margin with trees. Got back to Palenville by 6. The four before

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-08-29

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Mountains
Artists
Waterfalls
Bears
Animals
Catskill Mountains (N.Y.)
Diaries
Travel

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