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  7. Saturday.  To Chacombe, Dickon accompanying,
he to return in the evening.     An evening s walk, (last for
a long time,) with Hannah, and Charlotte.  Sitting on the
green hill side looking on the Priory.
  8. Sunday.     A solitary walk in the summerfields in
the morning, amid the glory of clover flowers, buttercups, daisies
and God s blessed sunlight.     In the garden with Hannah
mostly,) in the afternoon, the sands of Time s glass rushing
out with miserable rapidity, much the same in the evening.
Good bye, and crying all!     I walk back towards Banbury,
John bearing me company to the long lane s end, and talking
in kindly homely manner   .                 Sad and strange at heart.
Sarah Ann returned, on my arrival at Neithrop.
  9.  Monday.  Off by 8 A. M. for London, by the North
Western, George and Dick seeing me to the station.   Eusten
Square by 12, and from thence to George Clarke s and Boutchers,
a small boy carrying bag.     Found them in company with a
hearty, manly looking mate of an East Indiaman, who had that
morning been married, George Clarke, (his old schoolfellow) having
stood a  father  for the lady.  Her veritable progenitor was
an East India Colonel or Captain, who not objecting to the suitor,
yet thought he ought to wait till Commander of a vessel.  So
he, and the lady did it surreptitiously, and she went home to the
parental mansion, in a cab subsequently.       Saw photographs of
Boutcher in Arab costume & others, stayed till 3, then home.
  10.  Tuesday.  To St. Martins Lane, and took
passages for myself and young Conworth by the Washington
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and seven
Description:Describes his visit to the Boltons and the Bennetts at Banbury and his journey back to London.
Date:1855-07-07
Subject:Bennett, Charlotte (Gazey); Bennett, Hannah; Bennett, John; Bolton, George; Bolton, Richard; Bolton, Sarah Ann; Boutcher, William; Clarke, George; Conworth, William; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Transportation; Washington (Ship)
Coverage (City/State):Banbury, [England]; London, [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.