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which he led a rather drunken life, reforming a little
subsequently.    He has three or four children, now in Roches-
ter, who, Heylyn thought, had been adopted by people.   Mrs H.
said she had thought of taking one.
  28.  Tuesday.   Intended to have pursued my journey by
10 3/4 A. M. but owing to there being a quarter of an hours
difference between Rochester time   as indicated by Heylyn s
clock and railroad-time, got left.   Out with Mrs H.  Through
the crack street to the Arcade.   Introduced to a Mr Warne, an
English born chum of Heylyn s, at a book store.   There half an
hour, Mrs H. leaving me.    Out to take a drink with Warne,
then a ramble through the city by myself.    To the falls.  Back.
Cheering up Heylyn the rest of the day with considerable re-
sult.   Fetched Warne in the evening.       Found him busy, the
N.Y. papers just come in.   Sat talking and smoking with
him till 11, Mrs H. keeping us company part of the time.
  29.  Wednesday.  Off after a bottle of pale ale with Warne.
Some delays on the train.    Across the Suspension Bridge
at Niagara, with a distant view of the falls.   Dep t on the other
side.   Nearly three hours delay before I could go on to Hamilton
and so to Paris.   Left baggage and took a tramp along the
road till in sight of the cataracts, there ate my bread and
cheese and drank a bottle of Scotch ale.   Back to dep t. More
delay   the train behind time, in consequence of a fair at Toron-
to.  This delayed us still further on the route.    Got to Paris
by 9 P. M. seeing nothing but a station and the black night.
Into omnibus and a mile s ride to town.   To bed at the little
hotel where the vehicle stopped at.
30.	Thursday.   Inquired my way and set off, leaving
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine: page two hundred and ten
Description:Describes his journey to Paris, Ontario from Rochester by train.
Date:1858-09-27
Subject:Gunn, Dick; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Heylyn, Liz; Railroad; Transportation; Travel; Warne (Rochester)
Coverage (City/State):Rochester, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Nine
Description:Includes descriptions of boardinghouse living, a picnic at Hoboken with other New York artists and journalists, his drawing and writing work in New York, attending a lecture by Lola Montez, visits to James Parton and Fanny Fern and the Edwards family, a controversy over Fitz James O'Brien's story ''The Diamond Lens,'' artist Sol Eytinge's relationship with writer Allie Vernon, the suicide of writer Henry William Herbert, antics of the New York Bohemians, the interest of people living in his boarding house in spiritualism, a visit to his friend George Bolton's farm in Canada, a visit to Niagara Falls, and a scandal involving Harbormaster Willis Patten, who lives in his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Farms; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Publishers and publishing; Suicide; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Rochester, New York; Elmira, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.