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Stephen s absence, tantamount to bidding him come back and be
spanked .  Hence he stopped longer, and is going to rebel.)
To Sam s subsequently.
  2.  Monday.  Within doors.
  3.  Tuesday.  Had till to-day purposed to leave England
by the  St Louis,  which starts from Southampton on the 11th;
but this day comes a letter from Boutcher, telling me he is on
his way for England, bidding me wait six weeks and join him
in Paris.    I shall do it, for the sake of shaking his hand
again.   The climate has used him up fearfully.          Out during
the afternoon, to Hatton Garden &c.                        Our bit of
a party evening.  The three Miss Hogarths, their brother John,
Will Waud, with his sisters, George Clarke, Arthur Allom,
a Mr and Mrs Dakin, and a Miss Vaughan.   These, with
my sisters, myself and Charley pretty well filled the drawing
room, to which, (after tea and coffee they ascended.) With
very few exceptions, all could, and did, sing.     Miss Waud though
acquitting herself brilliantly as usual, yet did not, in that point ap-
pear to so much advantage as on the former occasion, possibly because
she had yesternight been at a ball, and didn t intend to go to sleep
to night, as she told me.   Otherwise she appeared in a more amiable
light.   We got along better, together.   She told me she liked my 
mother, and went over to sit beside her several times.   We talked
of Alf, and incidentally of their family.   There s a world of home
bitterness, in the girl .  She spoke of her sister Julia, (who is a plump
fair faced, good natured girl,) as the Favourite of her Mother; said
that she herself had the offer to go to India, with the family she attended,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page forty-four
Description:Describes his conversation with Mary Priscilla Waud at a party.
Date:1855-04-01
Subject:Allom, Arthur; Boutcher, William; Clarke, George; Dakin; Dakin, Mrs.; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hogarth, Clara; Hogarth, Caroline; Hogarth, John; Hogarth, Louisa; Tanner; Tanner, Stephen; Vaughn, Miss; Waud, Alfred; Waud, Julia; Waud, Mary Priscilla; Waud, Mrs.; Waud, William; Women
Coverage (City/State):[London, England]
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.