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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 159, July 5, 1852

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Identifier: DX01150745

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 4, page 159, July 5, 1852

Description: Describes a day-trip taken with Rebecca Kidder to Hastings near Yonkers.

Transcription:

To Beach Street, there finding Will letting off crackers outside the door & the Browns at work within, greatly to the consternation of the Celtic handmaidens. Lotty [Kidder], her mother [Rebecca Kidder] &c, others running about. Breakfast, rather tumultuously, much badinage and practical jokes in progress. That over had to set off alone with Mrs K, I not over well pleased at Lotty staying behind and the prospect of a days tete a tete with her mother. But it was pleasant enough. Took rail at Chamber Street, (after purchasing a bottle of sherry, and thus to Hastings, some 6 or 7 miles above Yonkers. Blazing hot day. To a certain orchard and grounds once belonging to Mrs K and husband [William Kidder] plucking raspberries to a great extent, vagabondizing about till some 3 or so in the afternoon, when we dined off the contents of the basket, Mrs K rusticating to a [words crossed out] chatty, vagabondish extent, climbing under fences &, very free and easy. Took the

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1852-07-05

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Boardinghouses
19th century
Fireworks
Fourth of July
Diaries
Leisure
Women
Holidays
Irish
Working class women

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