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  10.  Saturday.  Letter from Hannah.     To Paternoster Row,
then Heath s office, Lincolns Inn Fields, a bare room with a few old
newspapers about.
  11.  Sunday.  Sam and his wife here, to dine with us.
  12. Monday.   Called early at Mayall s, Regent Street.  He
in Paris.  Visited Whitelaw, walked out with him, parting at the
New Road.
  13.  Tuesday.  Within doors, writing. Rosa very sick.   In
the evening, Caroline Hogarth, and her sister Louisa, (the
latter a very pretty girl,) called.     And they had scarcely left
when George Clarke came, we d a pleasant hour or so, and he
stayed supper.
  14.  Wednesday.  Within doors, writing.  Sam dropped in,
late.
  15.  Thursday.  Invite from Mr Barth. Answered it. Min-
nie called; and presently Miss Mary Anne Chinner, who dined
with us.     Evening at Sam s.
  16.  Friday.   Within doors.
  17.   Saturday.  To  Household Words  Office, with M S.
Dined at Jack Boutchers, and there sat for and hour or two in
the afternoon, in company with him and an acquaintance of his, one
Buxell, a heartyish fellow recently returned from the African
palm oil trade.   Master Jack told me he was thinking of get-
ting married, the girl being a companion of his sisters, and who
had also known him long.     She knew also, (as, now, his mother
does,) that for some two years past, he has kept a mistress.
They hope marriage will reform him, he thinks it will be conve-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page thirty-four
Description:Mentions visits from various acquaintances, including Caroline and Louisa Hogarth and George Clarke.
Date:1855-03-10
Subject:Barth; Bennett, Hannah; Boutcher, Jack; Buxell; Chinner, Mary Anne; Clarke, George; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heath; Hogarth, Caroline; Hogarth, Louisa; Stone, Mrs. (Boutcher) (Boutcher)
Coverage (City/State):[London, England]
Coverage (Street):Paternoster Row; Regent Street
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
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.