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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 181, July 25-26, 1852

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Identifier: DX01161317

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 181, July 25-26, 1852

Description: Describes his railroad departure from New York on the way to Niagara Falls.


praised her [Charlotte Kidder]. Left. [Dan] Dod walking out a bit to purchase some “chalk” for Lotty, she complaining of having “the heartburn.”

26. Monday. Roused by a plashing rainstorm, which however partly cleared off as I issued forth & took my way through muddy streets & over swollen kennels to the foot of Duane Street. The boat waiting to transport me to the Jersey shore I had time to take two cups of very hot though equivocal coffee & four dough nuts at an al fresco vendors. Then hurried aboard, got carpet bag transmitted into a check and the boat stirring across the wet mist & water, and to the cars. Soar inside, seated & off they start. Fraternized with an individual in adjacent seat, whom I knew to be an Englishman, by his speech, civility and [word crossed out] square-toed boots. He was a Nottinghamshire man, had been here but 6 months, & spoke with an accent very like [Joseph] Richardson. We talked together till

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-07-25

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Food
Railroad travel


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