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[printed license (handwritten notations shown in italics)]
No 73       (Tea License, &c.)          No

[official seal depicting unicorn, lion, and crown]

WE, whose Hands and Names are hereunto subscribed
      and Seals set,  being the Collector of Excise in
                        Oxon         Collection in England, and
the Supervisor of Excise of         Banbury         District
within the said Collection, in pursuance of an Act of Parlia-
ment made in the Twentieth Year of His Majesty s Reign,
do hereby permit and authorize       Samuel Gun 
Dealer in Coffee, Tea, and Chocolate, living at   Banbury
                         In the Parish of   D        
                            within the said Collection, 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, from the    7                Day of       September 
18 18     to the         7                    Day of          Septemb 
18 19      he having paid     eleven Shillings 
for this Licence to the said Collector of Excise.  Given
under our Hands and Seals this     11             
Day of   September   in the     58th      Year of the
Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third, by the Grace
of God, of the United Kingdom of Great-Britain and Ire-
land, King, Defender of the Faith, and in the Year of our
Lord 18 18 
                   [unclear signature] Collector
                   [unclear signature] Supervisor.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page four
Description: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´┐Ż''
Subject:Business; George III, King of Great Britain; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):England
Scan Date:2011-02-02


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven
Description:Includes an account of his family history and descriptions of his visits with family and friends in England, witnessing a procession for Louis Napoleon in London, traveling in Paris with his brothers Charley and Edwin, his friend Harry Price's mental illness, his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ship Washington, the marriage of Fanny Fern and James Parton, meetings of the Ornithoryncus Club in New York, and Alfred Waud's elopement with Mary Brainard.
Subject:Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):London, England; Paris, France; New York, 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.