how little of it there is in the world, and how apt to be mis-prized
and sinned against! I and Mr B, (at his re-
quest,) indulged in the mild excitement of two games at draughts, and
the rest of the evening wore away in converse, over nuts and wine. They
were very hospitable, had a boiled fowl &c for supper; after which
the handsome girl from below appeared, and was introduced as a sister,
or cousin (I forget which,) of Mrs Brown s. She said little, and
I took leave at 12.
1. Thursday. Within doors all day. A letter from Hannah.
2. Friday. To Sam s during the evening. News reached En-
gland of the death of the Emperor of Russia.
3. Saturday. Wrote to Hannah. Evening out. Called at
Whitelaws, he out, then Saunders. There awhile, thence dropped
in at Turners, thence to Price s, thence to Coger s Hall. Very dreary
twaddle going on, so left by 11. Had Jack Boutcher
visit us on Friday afternoon, and stay three hours or so.
4. Sunday. Charley at Banbury.
5. Monday. At the British Museum.
6. Tuesday. Drawing. With my Mother to Sam s in the morning Visited George
Clarke in the evening.
Two Cambridge men there subsequently.
7. Wednesday. Drawing. Evening at Sam s.
8. Thursday. Letter from Mapother the brown-malter, inviting
me to dinner. Wrote. To Heath s place, near Mornington Crescent
by 5. There till 11. Saw Minnie home.
9. Friday. Within doors.
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page thirty-three|
|Description:||Describes a visit to William Brown and his wife in London.|
|Subject:||Bennett, Hannah; Boutcher, Jack; Brown, William; Brown, William, Mrs.; Clarke, George; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heath; Mapother; Price, Harry; Saunders; Whitelaw, Matthew|
|Coverage (City/State):||[London, England]|
|Coverage (Street):||Mornington Crescent|
|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.|