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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 8, August 2, 1852

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Identifier: DX01181634

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 8, August 2, 1852

Description: Describes seeking out Edward Heylyn's residence in Le Roy.


With two young fellows who chanced to be there we amused ourselves by pebble throwing to the disturbance, doubtless, of the fish below, then started off into a close thicket, Mr [Elisha] Hall & one in search for Sassafras. The other being from Le Roy, close by, I questioned him about [Edward] Heylyn, whom I knew had lived there some years, but scarcely expected to find him still abiding there. “There was an Englishman who answered that description,” hunted & shot a great deal, — didn’t know his name & shouted to his companion for it. “Heylyn!” / Finding no sassafras, back we rambled through the copse, & across field till we descended the steep banks to below Buttermilk Fall. It was very pretty, trees tall canopying us all around, the worn rock where runs the stream, and big fragments which have tumbled over, standing on which we could see the trout darting about. Ascent, laboriously. Buggy again and to Le Roy. Quite a thriving places, gardens, white private dwelling houses & shop fronts. Had a glass at the tavern and inquired Heylyn’s whereabouts. Across a bridge being partially unplanked, having carefully to tread its [unclear word] over the little stream below. Heylyn’s house. White wooden building, dogs big and little (,two,) came out and he himself. And very much surprised indeed was he! Little altered, save having lost whiskers and moustache plumper & country looking. His wife [Liz Heylyn] also little changed &

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1852-08-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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