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  2.  Friday.  Returned to Neithrop in the afternoon, in
company with Rosa and Miss Susan Gregory.  The latter had
not intended it, but was rallied into the resolve by the way.  Our
path led by the canal-side, the great snow drifts loving along the
banks, and the water ice-bound, except under the little bridges.   The
February sky was dull above, and many skaters disporting themselves
along the stream.          Evening within doors.
  3.  Saturday.   To Bloxham.  There had been a hail-storm
during the night, and the roads were glazed with ice, some where
the tracks of horses and vehicles offered safer walking.     Rain came
on at the days close.  Had to play one game of cards.
  4.  Sunday.  Walked to South Newington, and dropped
in on William Gunn and his wife.  Broader and redder faced than
of yore, more like to his father.  Back to Bloxham through the fast-
falling drizzle, to the wonted excellently cooked dinner of  roast-
fowl (at a wood-fire,) and delectable ham, with a glass or twain of
good wine to follow.       Rain fast and continuous.
  5.  Monday.  Back to Neithrop.  Wrote note to Chacombe
in response to one sent from Mary to Sarah Ann.    Dipping into
books, and an evening with the girls, George and I rallying Susan
Gregory considerably.
  6.  Tuesday.  A letter from my mother.  Answered, and then
wrote all day, the most part of the preceeding eight pages.   At night
George Gardiner came; and no small fun resulted from a jocular con-
spiracy which had been planned pitting Susan Gregory against him.
She had been chaffed most unpityingly on the supposition of her being proud
and disdainful to many admirers, much absurd evidence being produced; and
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page fifteen
Description:Describes spending time with Susan Gregory and the Boltons.
Subject:Bennett, Mary; Bolton, George; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Gardner, George; Gregory, Susan; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Gunn, William; Gunn, William, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):Bloxham, [England]; South Newington, [England]; [Banbury, 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.