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under the guidance of a nasally bellowing official, seeing more pictures,
upholstery, objects of curiosity, and well waxed floors.     The state
carriages were then visited, blazing in gold and splendor, and we
turned Paris-wards, pretty fairly tired, for little Perret was inex-
haustible.     We had a glorious view of the capital, our return being
by another railroad, by Asmieres &c, getting home to a later dinner.
Ned & Charley went out with Edenshaw subsequently, I stayed in-
doors.
  21. Thursday.   To the Palais d Industrie, the three of us.
It was a frane day, and not crowded.     Took a leisurely stroll
through the various departments.   France shows best, next England.
There s very little in the U. S. part, a stall of Celt s firearms,
and a few New York daguerrotypes (by Mead.)         Misssed Ned
& Charley, but found them later (by three hours,) in the Beaux Arts
Gallery.    Same pleasant hours there, then return to dinner through
the intermittent drizzle which had been so closely attendant on our
Parisian experience.          At a  Caf  Chansons  in the evening,
with Ned and Edenshaw.
  22.  Friday.    Along the quays, at the print and picture shops
with Ned all the forenoon, rain being continuous.    In the evening the
same, with Charley also, about the Louvre, and Palais Royale.
  23. Saturday.  Good bye to Paris!  En fiacre to the railway
station, and off for England, via Havre, and Southampton. The
day promising fair and falsely.    Following our former track till we
reach Rouen, then divergement.  By 2 at Havre, there having to
wait till 6.  Lunched at little Caf , walked along quays, and got
passport signed, back to Caf , at 5 in cab, and through the rain
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and two
Description:Describes a visit to Versailles in France.
Date:1855-06-20
Subject:Edenshaw; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Perret, Louis; Transportation; Travel; Versailles (France)
Coverage (City/State):Paris, France; Rouen, France; Havre, France
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.