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more!)     She, Miss S, knew that I was Alf s friend, told Miss
Amy that I reminder her of him, and asked about him.    /
Harvey Smith, who wouldn t stop all night, after some music, and
Miss Allom s singing, went off,  squiring Miss S to an omnibus by
the way.     Old Allom protracted his  forty winks  on the sofa to a two
hours doze, (inclusive of energetic snoring;)  Miss Amy, Arthur, George
and I, sate conversing, supped, then bade good night, and after
a triennial smoke down stairs on the part of us, mounted bed ward.
  14. Monday.  Uproused by 7 /1/2, after a sound night s sleep, bro-
ken only by Arthur s terrier  Jerry  leaping upon my bed like a hob-
goblin, causing me to yell out and wake the sleepers in the other bed.
Breakfast down stairs with old Allom, meandering awhile in the
garden, noticing the peacock all blown away by the wind, (being un-
der a great spread of tail,) talking with small boy who d got a
skylark s nest, till Allom had gig out, and drove off town wards.
George and I followed in half an hour or so, took  knife board 
on top of omnibus to the Bank, there parting; I homewards.   /
Within doors all day.  Note from Hayes, he thinking of starting
for Paris this week.  /  A note also from Miss Waud, proffering
me a ticket of admission to a certain musical dejeunez to be holden 
at Brook Green on the twenty second, where is to be good music
and singing,  as she is to be principal singer.   Also bidding me
to say nought about it to anybody but Alf, as he d excuse his
sisters  boldness ; also to respond through a Kensington Post Of-
fice, as if I wrote to Vapall Terrace,  her mama would be
sure to open the letter.         Answered both, Miss Waud s
acceptingly.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page sixty-nine
Description:Describes a visit to the Allom family with Harvey Smith and George Clarke.
Date:1855-05-13
Subject:Allom; Allom, Amy; Allom, Arthur; Clarke, George; Dogs; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (England); Sampson, Miss; Smith, Harvey; Waud, Alfred; Waud, Mary Priscilla; Waud, Mrs.
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.