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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 123, January 1-3, 1853

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Identifier: DX01233696

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 123, January 1-3, 1853

Description: Describes his visit to Le Roy and Edward and Liz Heylyn.


to live the year out, wants medical attendance, (and has it;) & [Liz Heylyn] is perpetually disproving the truth of all this, to all eyes save to [Edward] Heylyns. / Just such a result as might have been anticipated from such a marriage.

I’ve a great temptation to enlarge here, but resist it. Heylyn’s my host for the time and is — a good humored fellow — when he has his own way.

2. Sunday. In doors all the sleety winter’s day. Made two drawings on wood for “Picayune.”

3. Monday. To the town in the “buggy”; sent off blocks, to Post Office, out into the country where Heylyn had to purchase corn for the horse, to the stable; back to dinner; indoors drawing in the afternoon, a water-color sketch of the “Buttermilk Falls” for Heylyn. To the town on foot with Heylyn at night, he having to attend an “Odd Fellows” meeting, I tarryed in a store, read the local papers, or listened to the talk of the three or four idlers who assembled round the huge wood-burning stove /. I can’t admire your rustics either at home or abroad. Their ideas run slowly in the narrowest of channels, are all of a class. They talk the dullest of commonplace, spiced with the ring of dollars. They are slow to comprehend; they use “damnable iteration,” saying the same thing over and over again to infinite weariness.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1853-01-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Artists
Rural areas
Fraternal organizations


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