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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 42, January 24-26, 1851

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Identifier: DX09868417

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 2, page 42, January 24-26, 1851

Description: Mentions an invitation from Homer Hall to go with him to visit his home in Byron, Genesee County, New York, so Gunn can see Niagara Falls.

[Arthur] Evans at Holts [168 Duane St.], (where we found Smith O’Brien [Thomas] Fogarty and Tom Scott sitting in the spitting room, (and I parted with Mr [Henry] Hart and Dillon [Mapother] at the Ferry, and returned back to [177] Canal, up Broadway.

25. Saturday. Waited till 11, expecting the arrival of Mr Hart, then to 14th pier, East River, and aboard the Arctic, where the two Evans’ shortly afterwards arrived, and subsequently Mr Hart. Talk incidental, exchanged addresses. “Arthur Evans, Wellington Road, Edgbaston Birmingham.” Steam tug arriving we quit, short farewell, and off. Parted with Mr Hart, called unsuccessfully at Spottiswoode’s, then to Canal Street. At Supper, Homer Hall informeth me, he, on Tuesday next designeth returning for a weeks stay at his home, Byron, Genesee county, State of New York, also suggesteth I had “better come with him” adding that I shall see Niagara &c. Perfectly aghast at the good-nature of such an invite was I, and asked him what the devil he could see in me to offer it. Says that $20 would clear expenses. Told him I’d think it over, whether I’d a right to accept. Went down town to Era Office. Got $5 more paid. Talk with [Thomas] Picton in his snuggery for an hour or twain, then out, lager beer imbibition opposite, and anon at the Saint Charles’, with a posse of his acquaintances who collared him in Broadway. Home by 1.

26. Sunday. In Halls room awhile. [William] Barth called, and we took a Broadway and Bowery walk together. Afternoon he, I and Homer Hall crossed to Hoboken, along the Elysian Fields & to the Shades. Imbibed and then a rapid return about sunset, meeting [Arthur] Mason by the way. Evening, Mr [Haydon] Hall the Elder, Homer, Cross, Barth and afterwards Charley [Brown] and Mason in our room. Barth fighting his battles o’er again to the delectation of Mr Hall and others. Charley reporteth of his brothers [Albert Brown’s] horrific appearance, natheless antici-

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1851-01-24

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Niagara Falls (N.Y. and Ont.)


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