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with his quiet industry, and certain progress upwards.
  17.  Thursday.  Within doors.  Note from Miss Waud.
  18.  Friday.    Writing &c.   Letter to Hannah &c.
  19. Saturday.   Sent off another letter for Boutcher, to Mar-
seilles.     To Paternoster Row in the afternoon, thence returning to
home; and to the Adelphi Theatre.
  20.  Sunday.   Harry Price and his brother came in the after-
noon, the former having been liberated within the last two days.
He talks rationally, takes a correct view of his recent state, but
evidently considers his incarceration as an unwise proceeding.  He
says that upon his arrival the shower bath was administered very roughly,
but doesn t complain of other matters.  He talks too much, still.
Sam & his wife called.     I accompany the Price s to their home,
had tea, sat awhile and strolled out with Harry, subsequently
calling upon the William s in Artillery Lane for ten minutes or
so.     Returning, William Bolton came to our house, while at
supper.
  21. Monday.   Within doors, drawing, till evening, then
a walk abroad.
  22.  Tuesday.   To Brook Green, by omnibus, there arri-
ving by some little time past 3.   A School room opposite to the
Roman Catholic Church, and appertaining to it.   Sundry black
coated priests about, and Miss Waud blooming out the portal, within
two lengthy tables set out with a sufficiently good cold collation, con-
sisting of hams, roast beef, chickens, tongues and the like, flanked
by port and sherry.   T was a plain, decently furnished interior,
with here and their catholic prints of the Saviour, Virgin &c, and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page seventy-two
Description:Describes a visit from Harry Price, who has been released from the asylum.
Date:1855-05-16
Subject:Asylums; Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, William; Boutcher, William; Clarke, George; Church buildings; Food; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mental illness; Price, Harry; Waud, Mary Priscilla; Williams (England)
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.