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	       At Rochester.
purpose, and in effect putting me through sans
expense the whole distance.    Back to the dep t
and, ascertaining that we should not arrive at
Rochester until 2. A. M., entered a sleeping-car.
Off by 7, about twenty minutes after our arrival
at Albany.   Another rain-storm, which, having
passed over, ameliorated the dust and dirt of the
journey.      Sundry washes.  Supper, and a good
one; twenty minutes being allowed for it.    At 10,
our various seats were transmuted into couches,
into one of which I turned and slept soundly,
but for the exception of another wash, until our
  10.  Wednesday.}       arrival at Rochester at the
hour above-mentioned; when I entered the Law-
rence Hotel, had some ale and went incontinent-
ly to bed.      Up at 7, a big wash, then breakfast,
then out to find Heylyn s place of business, which
a sign of a gilt fish suspended from a rod
sufficiently indicated.  Two rooms up a short
staircase, one with a counter, glass-cases and 
fishing-tackle, the other a work-room.   Two
boys in the latter, one, a civil English-born one,
making artificial flies.      Heylyn had not appeared
yet, but was expected soon.       I waited half-an-
hour and he came, looking much as usual and
giving me a hearty welcome.         Presently, after
the advent of some customers, I went out with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page forty-four
Description:Describes his railroad journey to Rochester, New York.
Date:1861-07-09
Subject:Fishing; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heylyn, Edward; Railroad; Railroad travel; Travel
Coverage (City/State):Rochester, [New York]; Albany, [New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

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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.