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There till 9 or so, then, (hearing that Harvey Smith had written
desiring me to call upon him,) to Hatton Garden.  He, and, Iquefo,
a younger brother, at work engraving.  Particulars anted about the
likeliest persons in New York &c to purchase cuts of the  Pen and Pencil 
a recently defunct rival of the  London News.      Stayed two hours, sup-
ping with him, and talking of the U.S. and other matters.
  31.  Thursday.  Letter from Boutcher, dated Marseilles, bidding
me dine with him at Saint Martins le Grand on Sunday, upon which
day he returns. (His proposed Egyptian raid he threw over.)
  1.  Friday.  Walk city-wards in the evening, returning (with a
lobster,) to sup at Sam s.
  2.  Saturday.  Within doors, drawing.
  3.  Sunday.   To Saint Martins le Grand by noon, there
finding that Mrs Stone had received a telegraphic message from her
son, from Ashford, Kent, intimating that he d be in London by
2.     Jack Boutcher arriving, set off with him to the London bridge
station, there arriving within a few moments of the arrival of the cars,
out of which stepped his brother.    Fever and ague have thinned him
considerably, and Assyrian suns have browned his face, so that 
on removing his Glengarry cap there appeared a noticeable contrast
between the covered and other parts of his physiognomy.   His hair was
long, thin, straggling and wiry, his beard the same.  He looked
the taller for his thinness, his nose more acquiline than of yore,
and his general effect, decidedly Eastern.     Rattling back in cab
to home, where I, after awaiting below a reasonable time for him to
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page seventy-seven
Description:Describes the arrival of his friend William Boutcher in London from his travels in the Middle East.
Subject:Boutcher, Jack; Boutcher, William; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Smith, Harvey; Smith, Iquefo; Stone, Mrs. (Boutcher)
Coverage (City/State):[London, England]
Scan Date:2011-02-02


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.