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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 138, January 8, 1853

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Identifier: DX01241154

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 5, page 138, January 8, 1853

Description: Describes his visit in Toronto, Canada.

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having been robbed, calling the police in &c, (which robbery nobody credited.) Finally he decamped, suddenly, after his fashion. He talked of going to Australia. He was well known in Toronto. The landlord of the North American who knew Dick [Gunn] well, gave me other items. That Dick had told him, and he half-credited it, that he was the illegitimate son of a nobleman, had an immense income &cc. Rather amusing items anent my rascally cousin. / Continuing my walk up, and around the arcade, where, it being Saturday morning everybody is very busy. Vendors of deer, poultry, earthenware, game &cc all around. Everything save for the fur caps worn by the men Is English looking, and inexpressibly pleasant to me. There are toy-shops, book-stalls and English money passing from hand to hand; framed prints of the Queen &c her husband [Queen Victoria and Prince Albert], not too much like the originals. At the end of this Arcade, abutting on the main street of the City is a fine stone architectural front. It is called Saint Lawrence Hall. There is also a minature Covent Garden in the shape of a vegetable market. The sleigh-bells echo everywhere as I ramble about the town. Churches, neat brick or stone houses, inn-signs with “Heads” and “Arms” innumerable; boys sturdy and bashful (with none of the horrid

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1853-01-08

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Travel
Robbery
Crime
Police
Hats
Markets
Public architecture
Children

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