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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 185, July 26, 1852

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Identifier: DX01163244

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 185, July 26, 1852

Description: Describes a stop at Elmira, New York, on his way to Niagara Falls.

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travelling growing somewhat wearisome, when at 9 o’clock we reach Elmira. As the cars went but some 12 miles for this, and as my Nottinghamshire acquaintance intended staying for certain friends at Elmira, I resolved to stay there also. So entering an omnibus of which were some ten or so with vociferating driver we were driven along muddy streets, past wooden frame houses, trees & stores to the main Street and Hotel, “Brainards” the “Astor,” of Elmira. Bar great todo writing down names, having chambers as signed. [words crossed out] Got a room assigned at once, and one of the best. Had a drink with my Nottinghamshire friend (also had shewn his Englishism finely in taking me aside and gravely counselling me “that the Brainard House” was the first hotel in the place, and he did’nt want to lead me to any unnecessary

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-07-26

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Railroads
Railroad travel
Travel
Transportation
Hotels

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