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January 1 to 5 Wednesday – Sam spent these days with Livy in Elmira [MTL 4: 3].
From Horseheads to Owego the train would be the New York and Erie.
January 4 - Wilson Hall, Oswego, New York
January 4 Tuesday – Sam and Livy traveled thirty miles east of Elmira where Sam lectured (“Savages”) in Wilson Hall, Owego, New York. They returned to Elmira that evening [MTL 4: 5n2].
January 5 Wednesday – Sam left at 8 PM and traveled overnight by train from Elmira to New York City [MTL 4: 2n1, 3].
January 6 - Amenia, New York
“The Amenia train has been changed to 3.30 instead of 4, PM., & so it is just right. I can arrive there at 7.21, whoop my lecture & clear out again.”
January 7 - Egberts Hall, Cohoes, New York
January 10 - Tweddle Hall, Albany, New York
January 11 - Union Place Hall, West Troy, New York
January 12 - Rondout, New York
January 13 - Ackley Hall, Cambridge, New York
Returns to Cohoes then takes the New York Central to Utica.
January 14 - Mechanic's Hall, Utica, New York
January 15 - Doolittle Hall , Oswego, New York
January 17 - First Methodist Church, Baldwinsville, New York
From Baldwinsville to Ogdensburg the road starts with the Oswego and Syracuse to Oswego. From Oswego to Richland the 1870 files have no name for the railroad but the line would eventually belong to the New York Central and Hudson River. From Richland to Philadelphia ran the Watertown and Rome Railroad, from Philadelphia to DeKalb Junction ran the Potsdam and Watertown Railroad. From DeKalb Junction to Ogdensburg the 1870 files have no name for the railroad but this, too would eventually be owned by the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad.
January 18 - Ogdensburg, New York
It would be a long journey from Ogdensburg to Buffalo. It would likely entail returning to Oswego then to Syracuse and Rochester and then to Buffalo. Day By Day mentions his letter to Livy remarking on his departing Buffalo at 4pm. This should probably have been included in the entry for the 20th not the 18th. The 1870 kml files have no name for the railway from Buffalo to Dunkirk.
January 19 - Normal School Chapel, Fredonia, New York
I left Buffalo at 4 PM yesterday, & went to Dunkirk, & thence out to Fredonia by horse-car, ‸(3 miles)‸ rattled my lecture through, took horse-car again & just caught 9.45 t P.M. train bound east—sat up & smoked to Salamanca (midn (12.30,) stripped & went to bed in a sleeping car till two hours & a half, & then got up a & came ashore here at 3 o’clock this morning.—& had a strong temptation to lie still an hour or two longer & go to Elmira. But I resisted it. By coming through in the night, I saved myself 2 hours extra travel.1
By the time he reached Hornellsville at 3 a.m. on 20 January, he had lectured twice (at Ogdensburg and Fredonia) and traveled more than 350 miles, all within thirty-one hours. After lecturing in Hornellsville on 20 January, he had to travel 80 miles west to Jamestown, where he concluded his tour the following evening, then immediately made the 125-mile trip east to Elmira
The train from Dunkirk, past Salamanca to Hornellsville would have been the New York and Erie.
January 20 - Hornell Library, Hornellsville, New York
January 21 - Institute Hall, Jamestown, New York
The trip back from Jamestown to Elmira could have been as much as 167 miles.