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William Sunter Diary, 1893


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AUGUST 1888 1893

6 7 Monday

Moderately hot to day to what then it has been. A very fine harvest day. Brother Alex. & I drove to Guelph. I had some business to do and Alex. wished to see his wife's freinds. I drove him straight to Uncle Peters and then went down to the town, got my overcoat, which was being dyed and pressed. it seems to be a good job. also got an ostrich feather dyed. 25c. coat $1.50. cuffs bound 10c = $1.85. looking up how to get Ewart sent to Holyoke. decided to take advantage of the upcoming excursion to the falls. Guelph civic holiday 14th good to return on the 15th. Ewart drove Minnie to the corner to see Dr Dryden this afternoon with Willie's "Billie". we called at the hospital to enquire about Mrs Mutrie. saw Mr Mutrie and he seems to be somewhat hopeful about Mrs Mutrie. {in margin} Brother and I drive to Guelph together. get some business done and see about Excursion to the falls - called at the hospital to see about Mrs Mutrie -

7 8 Tuesday

Continues dry & hot. we are tiring very much of this awfully parching weather. Brother Alex. & I went down to Everton this afternoon calling at Albert Toltons and walking in the woods to see the big tree which is 22 feet round the trunk. we also spent quite awhile walking through and inspecting the Cemetery. we then went to Mary's where we had our tea and spent a very pleasant visit and while returning home before it was very late. Alex. intends going over to Toltons to spend the day tomorrow, and next day he intends taking the train from Hillsburg for home. {in margin} Brother Alex. and I call at Albert Toltons - and visit the big Elm - afterwards visit the cemetary and Everton

8 9 Wednesday

No change from the terribly hot & dry weather. this has been a very hot day. Brother Alex. walked over to Toltons this morning calling at Henry Duffields for an hour. the bridge builders have been drawing stones &c at each end of the bridge and expect to have it so that teams can cross this evening. they have been a long time in getting it advanced to that stage. people have been out of patience to having the road obstructed for a week. Margaret & I drove over to Toltons this evening. Bella had not been home very long and Thomas had been away and not returned when we left., so that Brother Alex. had rather a dull day after all over there. {in margin} Uncle Alex of Meaford walked over to Toltons to day. Bridge builders having the road open to night. Margaret & drove over to Toltons this evening-

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