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a pebble I should have shared St Stephen s fate.  At the upper win-
dows there were men and pretty, gaily dressed women.   Chimes played, police-
men trotted up and down, and kept the road clear.   Backing against
a shop, we waited over an hour, and presently the civic visitors passed.
A troop of Guards, band playing the inevitable  Partant pour la Syrie, 
a close carriage, windows shut, and Louis Napoleon and wife within.
I think he dreads assassination.                      Sam wanted to go off
elsewhere, but Minnie was tired and I bored, so we left him, and
per omnibus to their house.             After a steak dinner which was got
somewhat latish, we plotted going off to the theatre, but Sam came
in by 5, and was sulky with Minnie, so that balked it.   I
stayed, Charley came and by 8 1/2 we returned home together.
  20.  Friday.  To Parternoster Row with intent to meet Charley,
in the evening, but missed him; so to Barmaids Inn.    Jack
Boutcher in his tavern parlor, in company with his African friend,
long clay pipes and gin-and-water.  No recent news of his brother.
Returning, found George Clarke at home.  He stayed supper with
us.   My sisters out at a ball.
  21.  Saturday.   Walk in afternoon, met Charley & returned
With him.   Saw L.N. and Empress pass on their way to rail.
  22.  Sunday.  London Bridge stroll in morning.    With Char-
ley Camberwell way, and towards Sydenham in the evening.
Spring buds and blossoms on trees and hedge rows,    growth seed
and bloweth mead, and springeth the wood new    the night cold
and clear, and the moonlight glancing on the roof of the palace
of glass.       Called in at Sam s subsequently.   Heath, his
wife, also the blooming  Tilly  there, having on Thursday come
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page fifty-four
Description:Describes attending a procession for Louis Napoleon in London.
Date:1855-04-19
Subject:Boutcher, Jack; Boutcher, William; Buxell; Clarke, George; Eugenie, Empress, consort of Napoleon III, Emperor of the French; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Heath; Heath, Mrs.; Jenkins, Tilly; Napoleon III, Emperor of the French
Coverage (City/State):[London, England]
Coverage (Street):Paternoster Row
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.