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aid of carpet bag as usual, took station at the end
of the car, (   the train was excessively crowded,
even the baggage cars filled,)     on again en route.
Very hot & sunny,   through thicket and copse,
mostly, the blue waters of the lake gleaming ever
and anon on our left.     Talk with two Britishers  
extraordinary what a crowd of them there were in the
train.     Afternoon wore on.  Arrived at Buffalo
about half past 4.   A wide streeted City, stores
hotels &c.   Got in omnibus, and to the place
where the cars start for Niagara   hearing dismal
rumours meanwhile of the crowds at the Falls. Its
hotels were crowded and couldn t take people in at
$5 per day.    All owing to this Lundy s Lane
Celebration.      Lots of people stayed in Buffalo
this night, to go on in the morning.   Not I  
the idea of being within twenty miles of Niagara
and sleeping there!                Paid my 60 cents &
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four: page one hundred and eighty-nine
Description:Describes his railroad journey to Niagara Falls.
Subject:Gunn, Thomas Butler; Railroad; Railroad travel; Travel
Coverage (City/State):Buffalo, [New York]; Niagara, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-02-07


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Four
Description:Includes descriptions of looking for drawing and writing work among New York publishers, boarding house living, visits to Mrs. Kidder and her daughter Lotty, the start of the ''Lantern'' publication and joining the ''Lantern Club,'' attending a ball on Governors Island, attending a lecture by E. H. Chapin, visits to Staten Island, and a visit to Niagara Falls.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Military; Publishers and publishing; Theater; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Niagara, 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.