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Page 001Front cover.
Page 002Front fly-leaf.
Page 003Gunn's signature.
Page 004 [09-11-1818]License for Gunn's father, Samuel Gun[n], to ''trade in, sell, and vend Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate, in the House, and Places thereunto belonging, wherein he now dwells, and no where else�''
Page 005Gives the date range of entries for the diary.
Page 006Transcribes inscriptions from his family tomb in Banbury, England.
Page 007 [02-01-1855]Gives an account of his family history on his father's side.
Page 008 [02-01-1855]Gives an account of his family history on his father's side.
Page 009 [02-01-1855]Gives an account of his family history on his father's side.
Page 010 [02-01-1855]Gives an account of his family history on his father's side.
Page 011 [02-01-1855]Gives an account of his family history on his father's side.
Page 012 [02-01-1855]Gives an account of his family history on his father's side.
Page 013 [02-01-1855]Gives an account of his family history on his father's side.
Page 014 [02-01-1855]Describes a walk with Rosa Bolton to visit the Gregory family.
Page 015 [02-02-1855]Describes spending time with Susan Gregory and the Boltons.
Page 016 [02-06-1855]Describes a visit to the Bennett family at Chacombe.
Page 017 [02-07-1855]Describes a visit to the Bennett family at Chacombe.
Page 018 [02-08-1855]Describes his last night with the Bennett family in Chacombe and a letter from Alf Waud in New York.
Page 019 [02-09-1855]Describes a letter from Alf Waud, in which he gives news of their friends and acquaintances in New York.
Page 020 [02-09-1855]Describes his journey by stagecoach from Oxford to Swinford.
Page 021 [02-11-1855]Describes a day spent with Tilly Jenkins and a visit to Cumnor.
Page 022 [02-12-1855]Describes a visit to a church in Cumnor with Mr. Franklin.
Page 023 [02-12-1855]Describes his journey by stagecoach to Oxford, and his walk around the college buildings.
Page 024 [02-13-1855]Describes a walk through Oxford with Tilly Jenkins and Sarah Rogers.
Page 025 [02-13-1855]Describes a visit to the Rogers family in Oxford and a journey by rail to London.
Page 026 [02-14-1855]Describes witnessing a fire burn in London.
Page 027 [02-16-1855]Describes visiting his great-aunt and -uncle Fielder with his mother.
Page 028 [02-19-1855]Describes visiting his great-uncle Thomas Fielder and his wife with his mother.
Page 029 [02-22-1855]Describes a visit from Charles Damoreau's older brother.
Page 030 [02-24-1855]Describes a visit to the National Academy [Gallery] in London.
Page 031 [02-27-1855]Describes having dinner with Mrs. Barth.
Page 032 [02-28-1855]Describes a visit to William Brown and his wife in London.
Page 033 [02-28-1855]Describes a visit to William Brown and his wife in London.
Page 034 [03-10-1855]Mentions visits from various acquaintances, including Caroline and Louisa Hogarth and George Clarke.
Page 035 [03-17-1855]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Barth.
Page 036 [03-18-1855]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Barth.
Page 037 [03-20-1855]Describes an evening spent with George Clarke, Will Waud, Harvey Smith, and others.
Page 038 [03-21-1855]Describes a visit to the Chinner family.
Page 039 [03-21-1855]Describes a visit the Mrs. Barth's daughters, Mrs. Waylon and Eliza Williams.
Page 040 [03-21-1855]Describes a letter from William Barth and how Eliza Williams met her husband.
Page 041 [03-26-1855]Describes a visit to the Waud family in London.
Page 042 [03-28-1855]Describes a visit to the Waud family in London.
Page 043 [03-28-1855]Describes an evening at the theater with his brother Charley and Tanner.
Page 044 [04-01-1855]Describes his conversation with Mary Priscilla Waud at a party.
Page 045 [04-03-1855]Describes the guests at the party he attended, including Mary Priscilla Waud and the Hogarth sisters.
Page 046 [04-03-1855]Describes another party held at his house.
Page 047 [04-07-1855]Describes a visit to the Mason family.
Page 048 [04-08-1855]Describes a visit to the Mason family.
Page 049 [04-09-1855]Describes a letter received from Alf Waud in New York.
Page 050 [04-11-1855]Describes attending a party at the Hogarth family's house.
Page 051 [04-13-1855]Describes attending a procession for Louis Napoleon in London.
Page 052 [04-16-1855]Describes attending a procession for Louis Napoleon in London.
Page 053 [04-16-1855]Describes attending a procession for Louis Napoleon in London.
Page 054 [04-19-1855]Describes attending a procession for Louis Napoleon in London.
Page 055 [04-22-1855]Describes attending a musical performance by Henry Heylyn and others.
Page 056 [04-24-1855]Describes a visit to his friend Harry Price, who is suffering from a nervous disorder.
Page 057 [04-28-1855]Describes an excursion to Kew Gardens with Harry Price.
Page 058 [04-30-1855]Describes attending an amateur theater performance by London architects at Miss Kelly's theater.
Page 059 [05-02-1855]Describes a visit to Harry Price, who is now under medical care for his nervous disorder.
Page 060 [05-03-1855]Describes visiting his friend Harry Price, who is suffering from a mental illness and is about to be taken to Bethnel Green Lunatic Asylum.
Page 061 [05-05-1855]Mentions receiving a letter from Mary Anne Greatbatch, telling him that her family's house burnt down in New York.
Page 062 [05-07-1855]Gives his thoughts on his brother Edwin's engagement to Mary Anne Chinner.
Page 063 [05-07-1855]Comments on his brother Charley's engagement to Rosa Bolton, and his brother Sam's marriage.
Page 064 [05-07-1855]Comments on his brother Sam's marriage to Minnie, and his feelings for Hannah Bennett.
Page 065 [05-07-1855]Describes a visit to Phillip's Asylum in an attempt to see Harry Price.
Page 066 [05-08-1855]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Price to inquire about Harry.
Page 067 [05-12-1855]Describes a visit to Mr. and Mrs. Price to inquire about Harry.
Page 068 [05-13-1855]Describes a visit to the Allom family with Harvey Smith and George Clarke.
Page 069 [05-13-1855]Describes a visit to the Allom family with Harvey Smith and George Clarke.
Page 070 [05-15-1855]Describes a night at the theater with George Clarke and Will Waud.
Page 071 [05-16-1855]Comments on the Waud brothers' discontentedness in life.
Page 072 [05-16-1855]Describes a visit from Harry Price, who has been released from the asylum.
Page 073 [05-22-1855]Describes attending a dinner at a Catholic church to hear Miss Waud sing.
Page 074 [05-22-1855]Describes walking Miss Waud home and his conversation with her.
Page 075 [05-23-1855]Mentions a visit from Wilkins, who mentions going to Paris with Horace Greeley as a translator.
Page 076 [05-28-1855]Regarding his happiness at receiving letters from Hannah Bennett.
Page 077 [05-30-1855]Describes the arrival of his friend William Boutcher in London from his travels in the Middle East.
Page 078 [06-03-1855]Describes a dinner party to welcome William Boutcher back to London.
Page 079 [06-05-1855]Describes visiting the National Academy with William Boutcher and Deane to look at new paintings.
Page 080 [06-09-1855]Regarding meeting the artist George Thomas and his tales about sketching the royal family.
Page 081 [06-11-1855]Describes his journey by boat to France.
Page 082 [06-12-1855]Describes his arrival in Dieppe, France.
Page 083 [06-12-1855]Describes his journey by rail through the French countryside.
Page 084 [06-13-1855]Describes his arrival in and walk through Paris.
Page 085 [06-13-1855]Describes waiting in a hotel in Paris for Wilkins to arrive.
Page 086 [06-13-1855]Describes arriving at the Parisian boarding house of M. Perret.
Page 087 [06-13-1855]Describes a walk around Paris and the people he sees there.
Page 088 [06-14-1855]Describes his hotel room in Paris and French coins.
Page 089 [06-14-1855]Describes a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.
Page 090 [06-14-1855]Describes a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, including a view of Paris from the towers.
Page 091 [06-14-1855]Describes a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, including the stone gargoyles.
Page 092 [06-15-1855]Describes visits to the Louvre and the Morgue in Paris.
Page 093 [06-15-1855]Describes a visit to the Jardins des Plantes in Paris.
Page 094 [06-16-1855]Describes attending a theatrical performance in Paris.
Page 095 [06-17-1855]Describes a visit to Napoleon's tomb and the Palais d�Industrie in Paris.
Page 096 [06-17-1855]Describes the dancers at a dancing place near Luxembourg in Paris.
Page 097 [06-17-1855]Describes a visit to the July Column, at the site of the former Bastille, in Paris.
Page 098 [06-18-1855]Describes a visit to Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.
Page 099 [06-19-1855]Describes visiting a room filled with Napoleon relics at the Louvre in Paris.
Page 100 [06-19-1855]Describes a visit to Versailles in France.
Page 101 [06-20-1855]Describes a visit to Versailles in France.
Page 102 [06-20-1855]Describes a visit to Versailles in France.
Page 103 [06-23-1855]Describes his journey back to England from France.
Page 104Newspaper clipping listing the names of Americans in Paris, including T. B. Gunn.
Page 105 [06-26-1855]Describes traveling to Chacombe to visit the Bennett family.
Page 106 [07-01-1855]Describes his visit to the Boltons and the Bennetts at Banbury.
Page 107 [07-07-1855]Describes his visit to the Boltons and the Bennetts at Banbury and his journey back to London.
Page 108 [07-10-1855]Describes attending a ''Fancy Fair'' in Carter Street in London.
Page 109 [07-13-1855]Describes attending a supper party at the Cooke family's house.
Page 110 [07-13-1855]Describes spending time in London with his friends George Clark, William Boutcher, and Cornelius Bagster.
Page 111 [07-16-1855]Describes his final visits to friends and acquaintances before leaving London for New York.
Page 112 [07-17-1855]Describes the day of his departure from London to Southampton.
Page 113 [07-18-1855]Describes his departure from Southampton to New York on the ''Washington.''
Page 114 [07-20-1855]Describes his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ''Washington.''
Page 115 [07-20-1855]Describes his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ''Washington.''
Page 116 [07-20-1855]Describes his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ''Washington.''
Page 117 [07-22-1855]Describes his fellow passengers aboard the ''Washington.''
Page 118 [07-22-1855]Describes his fellow passengers aboard the ''Washington.''
Page 119 [07-23-1855]Describes a meeting onboard the ''Washington'' to discuss the poor quality of food offered to the passengers, and a subsequent argument with the Captain about it.
Page 120 [07-23-1855]Describes a meeting onboard the ''Washington'' to discuss the poor quality of food offered to the passengers.
Page 121 [07-23-1855]Describes his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ''Washington.''
Page 122 [07-25-1855]Describes his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ''Washington.''
Page 123 [07-25-1855]Describes his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ''Washington.''
Page 124 [07-29-1855]Describes his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ''Washington.''
Page 125 [07-29-1855]Describes his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ''Washington.''
Page 126 [07-31-1855]Describes the captain of the ''Washington.''
Page 127 [07-31-1855]Describes his fellow passengers aboard the ''Washington.''
Page 128Newspaper clipping listing the passengers who arrived in New York from Havre and Southampton in the steamship ''Washington.''
Page 129 [08-01-1855]Describes his arrival in New York from the steamship ''Washington.''
Page 130 [08-02-1855]Describes his first day back in New York after his journey across the Atlantic on the ''Washington.''
Page 131 [08-04-1855]Regarding learning from Alf Waud that his brother Will left England because he had seduced a girl at Sydenham and gotten her pregnant.
Page 132 [08-04-1855]Describes Alf Waud's tale of how he eloped with Mrs. Brainard and is keeping her hidden from her husband at Communipaw.
Page 133 [08-04-1855]Describes a visit to Emma Brown, to deliver letters from her brother William and his wife in London.
Page 134 [08-08-1855]Describes a visit to Charles Damoreau and his wife.
Page 135 [08-11-1855]Describes a visit to Mr. Greatbatch and his family on Long Island.
Page 136 [08-15-1855]Comments on his loneliness for his friends and family in England.
Page 137 [08-18-1855]Describes meeting James Parton for the first time.
Page 138 [08-21-1855]Regarding Charles Welden's accident.
Page 139 [08-24-1855]Describes his first visit to the Edwards family's home.
Page 140 [08-28-1855]Describes playing a joke on Banks by convincing him that a sleeping Damoreau had been stabbed.
Page 141 [08-31-1855]Mentions a visit to Hoboken with Banks.
Page 142 [09-03-1855]Mentions learning from Alf Waud that William Levison thinks Gunn's Abolition-themed cuts hurt subscription numbers for ''The New York Picayune.''
Page 143 [09-06-1855]Describes Alf Waud's attack on a man on the street, and a visit to James Parton.
Page 144 [09-07-1855]Describes meeting Colonel Hugh Forbes for the first time, and how hard Charles Damoreau works to earn money for his wife.
Page 145 [09-08-1855]Describes a talk with Charles Damoreau, who is moving to Boston, and a visit to the Edwards family.
Page 146 [09-10-1855]Mentions going to a concert with James Parton.
Page 147 [09-15-1855]Describes meeting his friend from England Matthew Whitelaw in the street for the first time in New York.
Page 148 [09-17-1855]Regarding a talk with Alf Waud about a visit he received from Mrs. Brainard's father, Jewell.
Page 149 [09-18-1855]Describes a few writing projects he is planning.
Page 150 [09-19-1855]Mentions hearing from Welden that Stringer and Townsend is interesting in publishing his book when it is written.
Page 151 [09-25-1855]Describes feeling miserable because of his fears that he will be a failure.
Page 152 [09-29-1855]Regarding his work with James Parton on compiling a book of comic British poets.
Page 153 [10-03-1855]Describes learning from Alf Waud his intention to move to Boston.
Page 154 [10-08-1855]Describes meeting Mrs. Brainard for the first time.
Page 155 [10-09-1855]Mentions several visits to and from friends.
Page 156 [10-14-1855]Describes his unhappiness and fears that he will never get a home of his own.
Page 157 [10-18-1855]Describes going with Alf Waud to Brady's to get Waud's daguerreotype taken.
Page 158 [10-18-1855]Describes an evening spent with James Parton.
Page 159 [10-20-1855]Describes working on the book of comic poetry he is putting together with James Parton.
Page 160 [10-24-1855]Describes attending a meeting at Frank Leslie's house to discuss his new illustrated paper with other artists.
Page 161 [10-27-1855]Describes attending a meeting at Frank Leslie's house to discuss his new illustrated paper with other artists.
Page 162 [10-29-1855]Mentions that a letter of his about Paris has been published in ''Life Illustrated.''
Page 163 [11-01-1855]Describes attending a lecture by William Thackeray at Chapin's church.
Page 164 [11-03-1855]Describes his wishes to live in Oxford with Hannah Bennett as his wife.
Page 165 [11-04-1855]Regarding the kindness of landlady Mrs. Murray.
Page 166 [11-06-1855]Includes a quote from Goethe's ''Werther'' which illustrates Gunn's present state of mind.
Page 167 [11-08-1855]Regarding his thoughts on Fanny Fern and her book ''Ruth Hall.''
Page 168 [11-11-1855]Describes lecturing Banks about money, and a visit from Alcock.
Page 169 [11-14-1855]Describes a conversation with Alcock about former proprietors of ''The New York Picayune.''
Page 170 [11-14-1855]Describes a letter received from Dillon Mapother.
Page 171 [11-15-1855]Describes a discussion with James Parton about the book on comic poetry they are collaborating on.
Page 172 [11-18-1855]Describes a disagreement with James Parton about the book on comic poetry they are collaborating on.
Page 173 [11-30-1855]Describes experiencing anxiety and depression.
Page 174 [11-30-1855]Mentions meeting an illegitimate daughter of Louis Napoleon.
Page 175 [11-30-1855]Describes telling Jesse Haney about his unstable state of mind.
Page 176 [11-30-1855]Describes his unstable state of mind.
Page 177 [12-01-1855]Describes a visit of Edward Heylyn to New York to try to sell artificial flies he made.
Page 178 [12-02-1855]Describes a talk with Alfred Swinton about Brainard's pursuit of his wife and Alf Waud.
Page 179 [12-05-1855]Describes a visit from the Greatbatch family.
Page 180 [12-06-1855]Describes a visit from the Greatbatch family.
Page 181 [12-07-1855]Describes a visit from the Greatbatch family.
Page 182 [12-13-1855]Regarding a thunderstorm that broke his window and the subsequent argument with his landlord about it.
Page 183 [12-13-1855]Mentions that the Greatbatch family is moving to Philadelphia.
Page 184 [12-15-1855]Describes a visit to his old boarding house run by Holt.
Page 185 [12-16-1855]Describes going to see ''The Barber of Seville'' with Sol Eytinge.
Page 186 [12-19-1855]Mentions moving into the boarding house at 132 Bleecker Street from his room on Broadway.
Page 187 [12-25-1855]Describes attending the Edwards family's Christmas party.
Page 188 [12-25-1855]Describes attending the Edwards family's Christmas party.
Page 189 [12-27-1855]Mentions an unsuccessful visit to Abbott's office in an attempt to get $10 owed to him.
Page 190 [12-30-1855]Gives his thoughts on Sol Eytinge.
Page 191 [01-01-1856]Describes how he spent his New Year's Day in 1856.
Page 192 [01-04-1856]Describes William Levison, and compares him to Uriah Heep.
Page 193 [01-05-1856]Mentions that James Parton and Fanny Fern have married.
Page 194 [01-09-1856]Describes his first visit to James Parton and Fanny Fern after their marriage.
Page 195 [01-09-1856]Describes his first visit to James Parton and Fanny Fern after their marriage.
Page 196 [01-10-1856]Mentions that his liking for Frank Bellew has grown.
Page 197 [01-19-1856]Describes spending an evening with the Ornithoryncus Club.
Page 198 [01-21-1856]Regarding Douglas Jerrold, son of Blanchard Jerrold, who has moved to New York from Canada.
Page 199 [01-25-1856]Regarding Douglas Jerrold abandoning his wife in New York and leaving for Nicaragua, and Mrs. Levison's comments about it.
Page 200 [01-26-1856]Mentions visiting James Parton and Fanny Fern and reading to them chapters of his draft of ''The Physiology of New York Boarding Houses.''
Page 201 [01-31-1856]Mentions a visit to the Partons, a letter from his mother and sister Rosa, and his improving opinion of William Levison.
Page 202 [02-04-1856]Mentions visiting the Ornithorhyncus Club with Frank Pounden.
Page 203 [02-09-1856]Mentions visiting the Ornithorhyncus Club with Frank Pounden.
Page 204 [02-14-1856]Describes how he spent his thirtieth birthday.
Page 205 [02-18-1856]Describes a letter from Alf Waud describing the pursuit of himself and Mary by her parents in Boston.
Page 206 [02-20-1856]Describes a visit to Mason and his wife Jane.
Page 207 [02-21-1856]Mentions talking to Abbott and Wiley about the package he is to receive from home, and their speculations about what has happened to it.
Page 208 [02-27-1856]Describes the lack of success A. F. Banks is having in finding a publisher for his book.
Page 209Newspaper clipping about the Ornithorhyncus Club and song sung there by Fitz James O'Brien.
Page 210 [02-27-1856]Regarding his reasons for refusing to join the Ornithorhyncus Club.
Page 211 [03-01-1856]Mentions meeting Fanny Fern on the street and talking with her.
Page 212 [03-04-1856]Mentions a visit to Davis in his Broadway shop and a violent storm.
Page 213 [03-05-1856]Describes receiving a package from England which includes a five-inch stone sculpture his friend William Boutcher found at Nineveh.
Page 214 [03-08-1856]Describes a talk with Clarence Eytinge about his recent trip to Europe.
Page 215 [03-11-1856]Regarding his current mental state.
Page 216 [03-19-1856]Regarding the disapproval of the women in the Edwards family of Fanny Fern.
Page 217 [03-24-1856]Mentions that Dillon Mapother and Hart have set up a lithographic business in Louisville.
Page 218 [03-27-1856]Comments on Fanny Fern's openness about her relationship with James Parton in her ''New York Ledger'' column.
Page 219 [03-28-1856]Regarding the change in Sol Eytinge's attitude towards him since William Waud has returned to New York.
Page 220 [04-11-1856]Regarding the change in Sol Eytinge's attitude towards him since William Waud has returned to New York.
Page 221 [04-11-1856]Describes a visit to the Jewell family on Merton Street at Alf Waud's request.
Page 222 [04-12-1856]Includes the letter Alfred Waud wrote to Mrs. Jewell, explaining how he eloped with her daughter, Mary.
Page 223 [04-12-1856]Includes the letter Alfred Waud wrote to Mrs. Jewell, explaining how he eloped with her daughter, Mary.
Page 224 [04-12-1856]Includes the letter Alfred Waud wrote to Mrs. Jewell, explaining how he eloped with her daughter, Mary.
Page 225 [04-12-1856]Includes the letter Alfred Waud wrote to Mrs. Jewell, explaining how he eloped with her daughter, Mary.
Page 226 [04-12-1856]Includes the letter Alfred Waud wrote to Mrs. Jewell, explaining how he eloped with her daughter, Mary.
Page 227 [04-12-1856]Includes the letter Alfred Waud wrote to Mrs. Jewell, explaining how he eloped with her daughter, Mary.
Page 228 [04-12-1856]Includes the letter Alfred Waud wrote to Mrs. Jewell, explaining how he eloped with her daughter, Mary.
Page 229 [04-12-1856]Includes the letter Alfred Waud wrote to Mrs. Jewell, explaining how he eloped with her daughter, Mary.
Page 230 [04-12-1856]Includes the letter Alfred Waud wrote to Mrs. Jewell, explaining how he eloped with her daughter, Mary, and details from Gunn in 1873 regarding the eventual end of their marriage.
Page 231Back fly-leaf.
Page 232Back cover.