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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 186, July 26-27, 1852

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Identifier: DX01163726

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 186, July 26-27, 1852

Description: Describes his railroad departure from Elmira to Niagara Falls.

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expense — as for him his expenses were paid.) So presently to bed, which was so horribly comfortable that I couldn’t sleep till past midnight.

27. Tuesday. Was aroused at my own request at 4, and with some thirty more breakfasted most satisfactorily in the large hotel dining room. Then having paid my dollar, into the attendant omnibus, which being well filled, rolled off through the dim dank misty morning and towards the depot. There arriving we tarry till the train arrives from New York, with its three or four hundred excessively miserable sleeplessly sleepy night travellers. The mist and wet hung around so clammily that all their windows were closed (of course,) and [word crossed out] the in-pent atmosphere might have disgusted a Sewer Rat. So, allowing the crowd of Elmirites to rush in, I tarryed at the rear of one of the cars with the brakemen, and with a whizz and roar, off we start. Mist

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1852-07-26

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

Subjects: Diaries
Hotels
Railroads
Railroad travel
Travel
Transportation
Buses

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