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  26. Tuesday.    In the garden writing all day, firstly to Han-
nah, then part of the fore-going twenty two pages.     Boutcher &
George Clarke came in the evening.
  27.  Wednesday.  Yesterday repeated.   A letter from Hannah,
which I responded to.    Charley back from Banbury, whither he went
on Monday.
  28.  Thursday.  To Harvey Smith s, then Clarke s.   With
George to the British Museum, where, in the private apartments, we
found Boutcher, Dean and Dickinson, looking over the drawings
of the former, when at Nineveh.     They are very fine, drawn with
a camera-like minuteness, and numerous.     Called at Price s
hat shop.   Poor Harry at Bethnal Green again.
  29.  Friday.  Its particulars put down erroneously to yes-
terday s credit. (Thursday was, I think, an in-doors day,
at the evening of which Boutcher and George Clarke came over.)
And now to Friday proper.     Edwin Bolton at our house, avail-
ed myself of his rail-ticket, started for Windsor, getting there
by 6, and at 7 for Banbury.   There in pretty good time, and
dropping in at Edward s tavern, found Richard Bolton anticipating
my arrival, his uncle drunk, (and consequently a nuisance,) and
William Edwards the younger.       Off for Chacombe, Dick going
part of the way, the night dark and summery, a thick fragrance
of hay and clover in the air.     The Church clock struck eleven as
I passed through the Churchyard, where now, (very quietly) lies old
Mr Bennett.     Hannah and Charlotte up, and expecting my ar-
Rival.
  30. Saturday.  Happy.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and five
Description:Describes traveling to Chacombe to visit the Bennett family.
Date:1855-06-26
Subject:Bennett, Charlotte (Gazey); Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Edwin; Bolton, Richard; Boutcher, William; Clarke, George; Deane; Gunn, Dickinson (England); Edwards, William; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Price (England); Price, Harry; Smith, Harvey
Coverage (City/State):[London, England]; Banbury, [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.