Diary of H J Clark's trip to USA and Canada

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Document ID 9310398
Date 17-11-1888
Document Type Diaries and Journals
Archive Public Record Office, Northern Ireland
Citation Diary of H J Clark's trip to USA and Canada; PRONI T2709/3; CMSIED 9310398
November 1888-January 1889

Diary of First Trip to U.S.A. and Canada
by H.J. Clark (aged 19)

Sailed from Larne in
S.S. [Steam ship?] State of Nevada at
9 p.m. Saturday
   17th November, 1888.  Remained
on deck till 11 p.m. and saw
the lights of Rathlin Island,
Ballycastle then got to bed
but did not sleep much.

   Sunday 18th
Rose at 8 a.m. and was awfully sick.
Went on deck at 9 a.m. and was worse
if possible.  Ate no breakfast,
lay down on my back &
was much better.  For
dinner I had a little greasy
soup & a chop.  5p.m. very
sick again.  had a cup of
tea & was much better.

   Monday 19th [November?]
[3 or 4 lines damaged]
.........blowing [ hurricane?]
and high sea...

   Tuesday 20th [November?]
[An awful?] sea running
ship rolling awfully seas
coming over the hurricane
deck cabins flooded &
all fires put out.  making
no way.  All the engines could
do only kept the ship stationary
10.30 p.m. an awful night
could not sleep on account
of the great rolling.

   Wednesday 21st [November?]
An awful sea still running
A boat nearly washed away
Cabin doors all packed to keep
out the water.  Wheel house
lashed to prevent the seas
washing it away.

   Thursday 22nd [November?]
Still blowing a hurricane.
Everyone getting sick of the
awful rolling; cabins
smelling awfully.  Do not expect to reach
N.Y. [New York?] for 3 weeks.  Butcher
got a very bad fall.

   Friday 23rd [November?]
Wind changed round to S E [South East?]
& the sea greatly down
got on deck for the first
time since Sunday
Ship rolling awfully
owing to the waves
coming broadside,
feeling rather sick. raining very
heavily.  the first [f---?]
day was very wet.

   Saturday 24th [November?]
About 900 miles from Larne.
A very wet day, sea greatly
down, put up mainsail.
Sat evg [Saturday evening?] wind rising rapidly
[?] p.m. blowing a gale

   Sunday 25th
An awful storm coming
broadside, ship rolling
awfully, seas coming
over the tops of the masts
3.15 Irish time 5.25 ship
time.  An awful night
got no sleep.

   Monday 26th [November?]
A little calmer.  very wet
11 p.m. going to bed.  tied
myself to bedside to
prevent being rolled out

   Tuesday 27th [November?]
A very calm morning
on the banks of New [Foundland?]

   Wednesday 28th [November?]

[Damaged] [.....sea as calm
as glass?] running 11 miles
per hour.  very foggy
on the Banks

   Thursday 29th [November?]
A beautiful day very
calm.  Any quantity
of spirit on board.
Champagne going like
water.  Greater part of
the crew up all night

   Friday 30th [November?]
Took a pilot on, saw a
lot of sharks.  Expect
to reach N.Y. [New York?] early tomorrow
Ship time 10pm Irish 1.45 am
Champagne going like water.

   Saturday 1st Dec [December?] 88 [1888?]
Having a beautiful view
going up the bay.
Arrived in N.Y. [New York?] at 12 pm
Sent baggage to Earles Hotel

   Sunday Dec [December?] 2nd
Very fine day.  Chalmers
came down to my hotel at
10.30 and we all went by
the Elevator to the Hudson
River park and got a beautiful
view of the Hudson and N.Y. [New York?] city
and saw Grant's toome [tomb?].
After dinner we walked down
Broadway & took train across
the Brooklyn Bridge.  afterwards
we visited the City Hall, Prison,
[Standard?] office Post Office etc

   Monday 3rd [December?]
Rose at 7am met Chalmers
at 9.0 & worked at samples &
prices all day, in the Evening
went home with Chalmers
for tea.  Afterwards went
out and visited the Hoffman bar
which is the finest in the
World.  I then went home
& wrote some letters.  Bed at 11 pm.

   Tuesday 4th [December?]
Rose at 7.30 met Chalmers
at 9.0.  Called on several
houses & made some appointments
for Wed. [Wednesday?].  In the evg. [evening?] went
to the Academy of Music
saw the "Old Homestead", a
very good play & charming music.

   Wednesday 5th [December?]
At business all day.  in the
afternoon called on the
Stuarts.  had a good evg. [evening?]

   Thursday 6th [December]
Called on a lot of houses.
Evg [evening?] went to the Lyceum
Theatre & saw "Sweet Lavender"
a charming play.
Afterwards went round the
Phillips & I had a splendid night.

   Friday 7th [December?]
Rose at 7am.  At business
all day; called on [Fred?] Hazelton
a fine day

   Saturday 8th [December?]
At business all day.
The Arnolds & Mrs Priestly
left for Kansas Cy [City?]
In the evg. [evening?] I went for tea
with Chalmers & afterwards
Mrs C. Chalmers & I went
to the 7th Regiment Armory
& saw all kinds of games
& went to a dance afterwards
where there were over 400 couples
(the 7th Regimental Ball) & [....?]
of [.....?] games

   Sunday 9th [December?]
Went to St.Leo's Roman Catholic
Chapel; in the evening went to
the Baptist Church with Mr [?]

   Monday 10th [December?]
At business all day and in the evening
went to Eden museum and had a game of
checkers with Ageb, the great automaton.
Saw photos of all the best scenery in
the world (Savoy is my favourite).
Saw all the waxworks and representations
of all the great crimes of America etc

   Tuesday 11th [December?]
A wet day; made some calls;
in the evening went out with
Chalmers; visited a museum

   Wednesday 12th [December?]

   Thursday 13th [December?]
[At business?] all day, got big
order [R.M. Clark of?] Mills & Gibb.
Evg [evening?] went to dine with the
Stuarts.  afterwards went
to the 5th Avenue Theatre
with Mr and Mrs Stuart &
saw [Booth? F Barret] act
Julius Caesar, a charming play.

   Friday 14th [December?]
Got order from Lusher Whitman
saw Byrnes, the cleverest
detective in the World
had a good night.

   Saturday 15th [December?]
At business all day, got
At business all day, got
Horstsmans order  had
tea with Chalmers
   Sunday 16th [December?]
Went with Chalmers to see
the Central Park.  Saw
every kind of wild beast
[--------?] China [ f--ngu?] etc
In the evening we went
over to Hoboken in the ferry
Saw the Cunard steamers
& a [------------?] coming
in.  Any quantity of kissing.

   Monday 17th [December?]
Bought ticket for my Canadian
& Western trip for $90.
4.30 pm went on board the
"Bristol Steamer" for Boston.
A wet day & evg. [evening?].  Steamer
delayed 5 1/2 hrs [hours?] owing to the fog
10 pm Just starting.  a beautiful
sight passing through small
Islands & under Brooklin [Brooklyn?] Bridge
lights of NY [New York?] made a very fine sight
10.30 passing through Hillgate.

   Tuesday 18th [December?]
Rose at 9.0.  In sight of several
small islands & the mainland
Very stormy.  11 am getting
near Newport a beautiful
city close to the water's edge
& a great sandy beach
waves breaking mountains
high on the beach.  1.50pm  Just
arrived in Newport.  2.15
leaving for Boston by the
Old Colony line.  Newport is
a very fashionable watering
place.  The scenery in the
bay is beautiful.
4.30 arrived in Boston
& got to the Tremont House.
10pm going to bed after
having a walk round &
good evening at Grand Opera House.

   Wednesday 19th [December?]
Rose at 7am.  got to business
at 8am.  Called on all
houses and in the evening
visited the Natural History
rooms and City Park, where a
number of people were [skating?]

   Thursday 20th [December?]
Rose at 7 a.m.  Did some
business. and left for
Montreal by the Grand Trunk
Ry. [Railway?] at 1.0 pm  After we got
out of the suburbs I enjoyed
a very fine view of the city
which is built on an elevation;
and from a distance has
quite the appearance of a
European City. After having
travelled for some two or three
hours through a rather flat
& very rough country, covered
with pine & low bush
we got into more mountainous
country, where the ground was
partly covered with snow
and a bear or woolf [wolf?] was
occasionally to be seen,
scared by the noise of the train.
4 pm. passing along the
banks of the Maravonee river
which was partly frozen;
here the scenery is exceedingly
fine.  The graceful curves
of the river and the great
pine trees with their branches
bent under the weight of snow
form a picture which can
never be forgotten.
4.20 pm.  At Manchester.
4.50 pm.  in [Tunhook?].  here I
saw a remains of a
great bridge which had fallen
the day before.  5pm. at Cannan
Passing through beautiful
valleys.  Lakes. High mountains
& rivers, which were all
frozen.  Getting much
colder and the snow a great deal
deeper.  8.0 pm in the
miBdst of the Great White mountains,
a glowing moonlight night
I stood for long on the
platform viewing the scenery
which was too beautiful
to be described.  Looking down
the precipice below us, the
great pine trees appeared not
more in size than the form
of a human being.
   Here the free and easy American manner
first struck me.  A young & very
pretty Canadian lady gave
me the pleasure of her company
and at once struck up a
lively and interesting
conversation.  And ended
to her home.
[---?] pm got some supper for
my fair companion at
St. Albans.  [-------
----?] [11?].  45 (sic)pm
arrived in Montreal and
got my baggage passed
drove in a slay [sleigh?] to the
Albion Hotel & got to bed.
Rate $1.50 a day.

   Friday 21st [December?]
Rose at 8 am.  After
breakfast got to business.
After seeing the principal
parts of the city I came to the
conclusion that it is a very
old fashoned [fashioned?] place, and
business is also done in a
rather old fashoned [fashioned?] style.
In the evening I visited
the great Windsor Hotel
the skating rinks & some
other places of interest.

   Saturday 22nd [December?]
At business all morning
and in the evening I drove
round the City in a slay [sleigh?],
temperature [5.7?] below zero
and saw all the principal
buildings.  11 pm just in
after having spent a very
pleasant evening.

   Sunday 23rd [December?]
I went to the Church of the
Messiah, Beaver Hall Hill,
and afterwards went over
to the Hotel Richelieu and got
some letters.  In the evening
I went for a drive with
a Mr. Dixon in a slay [sleigh?] and
afterwards visited some of
the principal buildings,
C.P.R. [Canadian Pacific Railway?] Depot etc

   Monday 24th [December?]
[Damaged]  For two hours we ran through
partly cultivated country,
then for four hours we passed
through thick patches of
white birch and [----------
-----------?]  Scenery was
beautiful.  1.0 pm saw a
Canadian in a slay [sleigh?] drawn
by dogs.
Arrived in Quebeck [Quebec?] drove in
a slay [sleigh?] to the Hinchey House
dined & got to business at once
called on all the houses,
etc.  5pm commenced to rain
very heavily.  Had a look at
the St Laurence [Lawrence?] from the [Citadel?]
and saw round a bit.
Afterwards had a very pleasant evening.

   Tuesday 25th [December?]
  Xmas [Christmas?] Day
A very wet morning.  [-----
Afterwards went to the Cathedral
with a young friend.
#PAGE 10
We then walked all over the town
& through the [------?] ground
After dinner we walked out to
the plains of Abraham & saw Wolfe's
monument, the post where
Montgomery fell, the house which
his remains were laid out in
& where Montcalm fell.
Had a very pleasant evening
and left by the C.P.R.
[Canadian Pacific Railway] for
Montreal at 10 pm.
In the St. Laurence [Lawrence?] there is
the best fishing in the world
& first class shooting in the
woods around.
Quebeck [Quebec?] struck me as being
one of the most beautiful cities
I have ever seen, and it certainly
has the most polite citizens
I have ever met.  I never spent a
better Christmas.

   Wednesday 26th [December?]
6.30 am.  Arrived in Montreal
from Quebeck [Quebec?] and had a very
bad cold, as I was in my
wet clothes all night.
At business all day.
I had been sitting up all night
in my wet clothes in the train.

   Thursday 27th [December?]
Very unwell with a cold.

   Friday 28th [December?]
Went to shoot 60 miles from
Montreal at James Holwells
place; went out with 3 blacks. walked about 3  miles
when the dogs came on a bear
which I shot.  afterwards got two
wolves.  in the evg. [evening?] we went to
the Indian Chiefs hut.

   Saturday 29th [December?]
Left for Toronto at 8.45 pm.
Sat up all night in train.
#PAGE 11
   Sunday 30th [December?]
Arrived in Toronto at 8.30 am.
Breakfasted at Walkers house, had a walk
round & tried to get post restante
letters but failed as the
P.O. [Post Office?] was closed.
Toronto is a beautiful city
situated on the shore of
the great lake Ontario
some of its streets are within
stones throw of the water.
and the principal thoroughfares
command a beautiful view
of the Lake & its numerous islands.
Many of the streets are made
of concrete & are all a right angles
to each other.
After spending a quiet afternoon
& evg [evening?] I retired at 10 pm.

   Friday 4th [January?]
Left Toronto at 4.0 pm for
Hamilton, got a fine view of
Lake Ontario as we passed
along its shore on the way
to Hamilton.  6.0 pm
arrived in Hamilton
which is a very pretty little
city of about 45,000
inhabitants which is built
at the foot of high hills
or mountains, it used to be
the leading city of that part
of the Province of Ontario
but of late years Toronto has
quite taken the lead.

   Saturday 5th [January?]
At business till 10 pm [am?] and
left for Niagra [Niagara?] Falls at 2 pm.
The scenery between H. [Hamilton?] & Niagra [Niagara?]
is particularly fine.
The Grand Trunk Railway passes
through a number of
extensive fruit fields
and as you approach the
Falls the country gets wilder and
#PAGE 12
the scenery better.
[--?10]  Passing over the great
Canti Lever [cantilever?] bridge which
is over 800 feet long & one
of the finest and highest bridges
in the world, being over
250 feet above the river,
the train passed over it sloly [slowly?]
& it commands a good view
of the whirlpool rapids, where
Capt [Captain?] Webb was last seen.
& a birds eye view of the Canadian falls.
4.20 pm arrived at the
Western Hotel, which is
situated within a stones throw
of the railway station on the
American side, which is by
no means a first class Hotel,
but being well treated
terms moderate I put up
at it.  I then engaged a
buggie to drive to Prospect
Park House (a first class
hotel) for 2 1/2 dollars per day,
which is just located beside
the Falls; my letters were
to have been there but I
found they had been
sent on to Cleveland as I
was rather behind my time.

   Sunday 6th Jan. [January?]
Rose at 8 pm after having a
bad nights sleep as I was
just beside the Depot
& the shunting locomotives
which kept me awake
all Saturday night.
Sunday is the great time
for collecting all the rolling stock.
10 am.  Drove out in a buggie
to the Whirlpool Rapids, descended
in an elevator to the foot of the
cliff, 250 feet, & got a fine view
of the rapids, where Capt [Captain?] Webb
was last seen etc.  The banks
of the river are 250 feet here
#PAGE 13
and very pretty, being most
partly covered with bush.
The elevator descends in a sort
of wooden structure & is worked
by a steam engine, a man
& boy being in constant attendance.
Each visitor pays 50 cents for
the use of the elevator.  Guides
are admitted free (everywhere)
The river here is 256 feet deep
& only about 700 feet wide
& the water rushes with great
force.  I then drove to another
whirlpool which about 1 mile
further down the river.  The
river here is very pretty
although there is not much
to be seen at the whirlpool
it is simply caused by a sharp
turn in the course of the
river.  it is very powerfull [powerful?]
& often takes down great logs
& it is a fine sight to see it
take down great masses of
ice in the winter season.
To get a view of it the visitor
has to pay 50 cents for
admission to a kind of park
or garden which is all enclosed
Between the Whirlpool & the Rapids
there is a large school or college.
[------?] the whirlpool, I
drove back to the Falls
& got a fine view of the American
Falls from Prospect Park
I then drove to Goat Island
& visited the Three Sisters Islands
the Canadian Falls the Cave
of the winds etc etc.
At the Cave of the winds I
met a Coleraine man, a Mr. Stuart.
After spending a couple of
hours here I drove back
to my hotel & dined.  The drive
cost me 3 dollars (for 3 1/2 hours).
After dinner I took a streetcar
& went up to Prospect Park House
#PAGE 14
& transacted some business
got my railway ticket etc.
I then got a guide for 6 cents &
went across to the Cananian
side, by the suspension rope
bridge which was blown down
two days later on & got
a very fine view of both Falls.
In my opinion it is a much
better plan to engage a guide &
walk round all the places of
interest, as you can take more
time than when driving & it is much
cheaper.  A Mr. Dubois is a very
reliable guide and is generally to
be found at the entrance to
Prospect Park.
This description of Niagra [Niagara?]
is continued in the last
three pages of this book.  H.J.C.
   At 8.15 pm I left for
Buffalo and travelled with the
Coleraine man whom I met at the
Falls.  He was very glad to meet an
Irishman and gave me a warm invitation
to stop a week with him in Pittsburg.
9. pm arrived in Buffalo at the
Arlington Hotel.

Monday 7th Jan. [January?]
Called on all the D.G. [Dry Goods?] Houses.
had a walk round the city
& left for Cleveland at 2 pm.
Buffalo is quite a nice city of
[------?] inhabitants pretty much
the same as all others of its population
8 pm arrived in Cleveland
had quite a difficulty getting
accommodation for myself & a lady friend
who I met on the train.  At last
put up in the American house & I found
it to be very comfortable and good
value for $2 a day.

   Tuesday 8th [January?]
Called on a number of Houses
& left for Detroit at 3 pm.
#PAGE 15
(Cleveland is a beautiful city
I think the most beautiful I
have seen. Its L. [ Lower?] Euclid Avenue
is said to be the finest
street in the world, rows of
beautiful trees grow at either side
and the dwellings of the rich merchants
of the city are regurally [regularly?] built at
a distance of about 40 yards from
the avenue.  An electric car runs
from end to end a distance
of some [---?] miles
I enjoyed the run from Cleveland to
Detroit on the lake Eyrie railroad very much.
The track [--------------?] and view of
Lake Eyrie most part of the way.
I stopped at Toledo for about
2 hours and was glad to get
a good supper.
Toledo is quite a fine city
pretty much the same as
all others of its population
200,000.  At 11.45 pm I arrived in
Detroit at the Greswald
which I found to be very
comfortable though it has
no elevator.

   Wednesday 9th [January?]
A very wet day.  I wont forget a
jolly good dinner which I had in
the Greswald for many a day to come.
I did my business and had
a look at the city and
left for Chicage by the [-----
& Gr---?] railway at 8pm.
   Detroit is a very fine city
and although I saw it at a great
disadvantage I was very
favorably impressed with it.
I should say it is one of the best
business cities of its population
in the States.
Immediately after leaving Detroit
a great hurrican [hurricane?] commenced to
blow, so much so that the train
#PAGE 16
could make but little way
& we feared being snowed up.
However thanks to a powerful
locomotive we were able to keep moving
steadily though slowly all the
night.  A very kind New Yorker
travelled in the train with me and
gave me a very kind invitation to his
house in N.Y. [New York?] I awoke in the morning &
found that the storm had
quite gone down.  8 am we
were going through a great "prairie"
and every few minutes we passed
over other railways.  In Gt. [Great?] Britain one
seldom sees one railway cross
another without an arch but
in America they just cross
each other as two roads would
but of course have always to
stop to see that the road is clear.
Looking ahead we say the smoke
of the great city, the suburbs
of which hava a very unfinished
appearance.  The roads are very
bad in fact I saw none that
were paved; the footpaths are
nearly all wooden.  For miles
outside the city there are numerous
lots of ground for sale;  those
close to the city are very
valuable and great fortunes
have been made by property speculation.

   Thuraday 10th [January?]
Arrived in Chicago at 9.45 am
at the Atlantic Hotel, here I found
a lot of letters waiting for me, some
of great importance with ref. [reference?] to the
firm of I.W.T.& Co. [Company?] who had got
several hundred pounds worth of goods
from my father & refused payment.
After breakfasting & arranging my
room, I made enquiries about the
location of the principal D.G. [Dry Goods?]
stores, got out to business & visited
Messers I.W.T.& Co. [Company?] with whom I had
a considerable amount of trouble.
#PAGE 17
At length I got a promise of payment
in full on the following Monday.  I then
called on several D.G. [Dry Goods?] Houses and
I was fortunate enough to meet Mr John
McIntyre, an Irishman to the backbone
for he was rather glad to meet a fellow
At first I suspected his being
a "confidence man" and watched
him closely.  In the evening
he took me to a nice Hotel.
The Windsor on Dearboon St. [Street?].  The
proprietor is an Irishman a
very wealthy Gentleman who
owns a lot of house property etc.
in the city.  His wife is a Dungannon
lady & knows a number of friends
of mine & was educated at
Gracehill Academy which I know
very well.  Consequently we
were very glad to meet
Mr & Mrs Greyston who were very
kind to me during my stay in
Chicago.  After getting my trunk
from the Atlantic Hotel
I went out to spend a very pleasant
evg [evening?] with my new but very kind
friend McIntyre
At first he took me through a
number of dark back streets & I
thought was going to rob me
but later on we visited a number
of places of interest Carrie Watsons
(etc etc etc etc etc )

   Friday 11th Jan. [January?]
At business all morning.
Called on the great firm of Marshall
Field & Co. [Company?] who have the finest business
house in the world.  I also visited
the Great Farewell bdgs. [buildings?] owned by
Messers I.V. Farewell & Co. spent several hours
seeing over this gigantic house with
my friend McIntyre.
In the evening I dined with
McIntyre and afterwards had
#PAGE 18
a beauty of a night.  Was introduced
to Miss Minnie Cooper one of the great
artistes of the day.

   Saturday 12th [January?]
An engagement with Messrs G.A.G. & Co. [Company?]
at 1.30 pm.
In the evening went out to a
suburban place by rail & got an
idea of the residences of the wealthy
mearchants [merchants?] which are very fine
& beautiful.  Later on I went
to dine with McIntyre at his
residence.  After dinner went to
see some other Irishmen & had
some jolly songs. turned in about 1 am.

   Sunday 13th [January?]
Mr Greyston drove me out to his
residence & introduced me to
his family & a Mr & Mrs Young
Dungannon people
who were very glad to meet me
as I knew several of their Irish
friends.  They were on a three
months visit to Chicago.  After
having a long talk and good dinner,
Mr Greyston drove me over to the
Grand Boulevards which are very
fine indeed; after a drive of some
18 / 20 miles, and seeing a number of
beautiful residences etc., we returned
home and spent a very pleasant
evening.  At 10 pm we drove back
to the Hotel (a drive of 8 miles) in
a covered landau.

   Monday 13 [14th?] [January?]
Made another effort to get the money
from Messrs I.W.T & Co. [Company?] but
unsuccessful had a lot of trouble
after the dishonest sneak.
Met Mr. Burgess & Mr. Lindley our
late American Agents who had
sold the goods which I.W.T & Co [Company?] would
not pay for.  they had been
unable to get payment for other
#PAGE 19
lots. Called on James H. Walker & Co [Company?]
and got a good order, also several
other orders.  In the evening I went
to hear a political speaker, I went
with Mr. McIntyre; 14,000 people present.
Later on I went round the city a bit
with Jasker, a Spanish Jew.

   Tuesday 15th [January?]
Trying to get payment from I.W.T. & Co. [Company?]
but without success after
threatening legal proceedings.
In the afternoon visited a number
of sights, Stockyards, Exchange,
Board of Trade etc.
In the evening went round with
McIntyre, he was unfortunate
enough to be robbed of 57 dollars
in a Winter Garden.

   Thursday 17th [January?]
Left for Milwaukee at 8am by the
C. [Chicago?] M. [Minneapolis?] & St. Paul Railway.
A very cold
morning, temperature about 28 degrees
below zero.  The above mentioned
railway runs pretty near Lake Michigan
but not within sight.  Milwaukee
is situated about 90 miles from
Chicago, we made the run in 3 hrs [hours?]
including about 7 or 8 stoppages.
The country within sight of the track
is most part very wild & the land
appeared to have been but poorly cultivated.
11. am Arrived in Milwaukee at
"awfully cold".  "The Plankerton".
called on all the Houses till 6pm.
this was about the hardest days
work ever I went through.  at 6pm
I was about 1 1/2 miles from my Hotel
& it was with difficulty that I
got back to it.  8 pm made some
more calls.  Saw round a bit
got to bed early.

   Friday 18th [January?]
6 am had breakfast and left
#PAGE 20
for Chicago at 7.30 am.  Arrived
at Chicago at 10.50 am.  At first
I had intended going to
Racine but thought it
better to hurry back to Chicago
& see Messers I.W.T. & Co. [Company?] but I
found a letter from home.
In the evg [evening?] I made a few business
calls & went out for a good evening.

   Saturday 19th [January?]
Called on Messers I.W.T. & Co. [Company?] in
the morn. [morming?] & insisted on his
paying me in full.  I then went
over to the First National
Bank got a bill of Foreign
Exchange & mailed it home
After lunch I went with
Mr Young to see the City Water
Works.  [Hear -------------?]
getting a [----------------?]
Visited [--------?] Hall, the
People's Library etc etc.  In
a paper in the Library I was
much amused to see an
account of a squabble which
two of my father's workers had.
 Had a very good Irish evening
with McIntyre's brother.  went to
a lot of the roughest parts
of the city.

   Sunday 20th [January?]
Mr Greyston was kind enough to
have his slay [sleigh?] fitted up
and drive into Chicago for me
and then drive me to his
father's house, a distance of
about 8 miles.  Later on we drove
to his own residence, where I
was very kindly entertained
by Mrs Greyston.  after having
a good lunch and getting
well wrapped up Mr G. [Greyston?] again
drove me out to the Grand
Boulevards where we saw
thousands of slays [sleighs?] we then
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drove about 37 miles through
the country & along the shores
af Lake Michigan
& after returning home &
dining Mr.G. [Greyston?] & the
Misses G. [Greyston?] & I
drove back to the City & left
me at my Hotel
Later in the evening I went with
an [------------------------?]
to hear a company of [--------
-------------[ 3 lines ]......

   Monday 21st [January?]
After bidding farewell to
all my friends I left
for St Louis by the [-------?]
Ry [Railway?].

[Diary ends here]