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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 137, January 7-8, 1853

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Identifier: DX01240656

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 137, January 7-8, 1853

Description: Describes meeting his cousin Dick Gunn's boss, Mr. Gray, in Toronto, Canada.

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time in Canada.

8. Saturday. Up betimes, and abroad as a looker on. To the Butchers Market, a well-built, covered arcade, occupied on either side by their shops, displaying [word crossed out] carcasses of sheep, great sides of beef and joints of meat, (at this time all garnished with holly and ivy, in honor of the season;) brisk, sturdy, healthy looking butchers, all busy and as English looking as may be. (A butchers shop in the United States is a dirty affair, with unchanged saw-dust, unscraped blocks and bits of garbage lying about. The cattle too are butchered, not killed decently.) I find Mr Gray, Dick [Gunn]’s master, and learn divers particulars of him. Mr Gray is a short, good-tempered Yorkshireman, fifteen years resident in Canada; — tells me firstly that Dick is a rascal, the which I agree with. That he is now in Rochester, N Y. That after his return from England the last time, (when I and George Bolton accompanied him,) he appeared at Toronto with a story about having lots of money left to him by a grandmother, and married a certain Miss Newton, a girl he had been courting previous to his departure. That Mr Gray had employed him twice, Dick perpetrating divers acts of small rascality, winding up with making a pretence [pretense] of

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1853-01-07

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Butchers
Diaries
Travel
Holidays
Livestock
Meat

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