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              From New York to Albany.
at the cool farther end, Matty and her mo-
ther nearer the street-front.   My farewell was
a very brief one and, returning to Cahill, we
rode up Broadway and to the N.Y. and Har-
lem railroad dep t, at the corner of the Fourth
Avenue and 26th street.   Another claret-punch
and a bit of a preachment to Cahill, and I am
fairly off.    The day, a blazing midsummer one
in the city, was agreeably tempered by occasional
breezes when we got out of it, and the motion of
the cars.       Off we rattled, through West Chester
(not without a stray thought of Lotty, as we rush-
ed past Fordham) and the eastern portion of New 
York State.    I got an exclusive side seat, near
the door, read the three daily papers, sipped at
pocket-flask, got dusty and studied faces of
fellow-passengers.     So the day wore on; the
country looking lovely in its midsummer glory.
No change of cars at Chatham, where the road
branches off towards Albany.   A little rain.
Pause for lunch.      Had had mine in the car, so
took a wash instead.       More rain.    Arrival at
Albany during a shower (as in my last year s
experience) and over the ferry, into the city.  A
run into the Broadway office of the N.Y. Central
R. R. and got pass over their line   Lloyd, of
the R. R. Guide, having given me a letter for that
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page forty-three
Description:Describes his railroad journey to Albany, New York.
Date:1861-07-09
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Lloyd; Railroad; Railroad travel; Travel
Coverage (City/State):[New York], New York; Fordham, New York; Chatham, New York; Albany, New York
Coverage (Street):26th Street; Broadway; Fourth Avenue
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, New York
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.