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  {1. Sunday       Little to put down; only field and garden
  2.  Monday.}       walks, and happy hours with kind, unselfish
people.   Mary off for a Banbury visit on Monday evening.
  3.  Tuesday.   To Neithrop.  All there much as usual,
only Sarah Ann being on a tour in Wales, in company with Davids
and his wife.     Dick, Rosa and Mary Bennett to Kenilworth,
there being, this day, a flower show holden in the ruins.
  4.  Wednesday.  A bathe with Dick and George at the old spot.
  5.  Thursday.   To Banbury Market, with Rosa Bolton, Dick
and Mary accompanying.   Met Mrs Bennett and Hannah,
called on Mrs. Hill, and little Gazey, returning by 1 to dinner.
Out again with Dick on a vain quest after old Bezly, returning
to find Hannah at Neithrop, as agreed.    She stayed tea; we
had a long walk and talk subsequently, in the  Dairy Ground;  then
returned to Chacombe, Mary also, Dick and I walking with
 em more than two thirds of the way, Charlotte meeting us, also.
  6.  Friday.   To Bloxham, with Dick, young William
Conworth, (who proposes going to New York with me,) accompanying
us part of the way.     Old Bezly suffering from the  shingles,  (a
sort of rash,)  his wife and Mrs. G  as wont.  In the hayfield
for an hour or so.  Returning to Banbury in the evening, called
at Conworths, seeing the old man, his daughter and sons. It
is settled that William goes with me.  He is 21, looks 17, and
has I think scarcely been out of his native town, nor knows aught
of the great world.     I ll do all I can for the fellow, as he seems
kindly natured.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and six
Description:Describes his visit to the Boltons and the Bennetts at Banbury.
Subject:Bennett, Charlotte; Bennett, Hannah; Bennett, Mary; Bennett, Mrs.; Bezly; Bezly, Ann (Drinkwater); Bolton, George; Bolton, Richard; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Bolton, Sarah Ann; Conworth; Conworth, Sarah (Bolton); Conworth, William; Davids; Davids, Mrs.; Gazey; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hill, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):Banbury, [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.