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Has had interviews with Rawlinson, Sir Henry Ellis, and
matters attendant upon his recent employment take up some
part of his time.  Wilkins at our place; all in council about
going to Paris.     Letter writing, calling, hither and thither.
Boutcher won t go, not being well enough.   I & Charley will,
having arranged to meet Wilkins in Paris.
  10.  Sunday.   A day at Allom s.   I & George Clarke
went there by river, meeting at 10 1/2.     A lovely day.   I out
with Allom, through Richmond Park and to the hill.  Returning
to Barnes, found Boutcher and Dean.     As the day drew on
others come, Harvey Smith and friend. / Will Waud had been
there on our arrival. )    Some dozen at the tea table.     At 11 1/2
all left, on desperate hope to get a cab for returning.  I, at
Alloms invite, stayed.
  11.  Monday.   To London on omnibus top with Arthur
Allom, where we were presently joined by George Thomas the Ar-
tist.   He some ten years ago had a year and half s experience
of the United States, knows Strong &c, has a good position
on the Illustrated News, now.   Spoke of his having an inter-
view with the Queen, sketching her portrait, and that of her-
children, he, Thomas being employed to do drawings for her.
He describes royalty as very domesticated, talking of boys jackets
&c and threatening little princes that Mr Thomas would leave
 em out of the picture, if they didn t sit still, finally bribing  em
with chocolate.             Arthur and he went off to the studio of
Thomas, I kept on.   Home, where I found Price, up for
a period from the country.     To Paternoster Row with him, and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page eighty
Description:Regarding meeting the artist George Thomas and his tales about sketching the royal family.
Date:1855-06-09
Subject:Allom; Allom, Arthur; Artists; Boutcher, William; Clarke, George; Deane; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Price, Harry; Rawlinson; Smith, Harvey; Strong, Thomas; Thomas, George; Victoria, Queen of Great Britain; Waud, William; Wilkins
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.