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which leaves Southampton on the 18th.  Thence to Price s shop,
to Kirby Street, to Harvey Smith s & Boutchers.  He, Clarke
Dean, and Barker there.     Home, and letter writing, to
Mrs Waud, Mrs Heylyn, Brown &c.   Boutcher came to tea,
George Clarke anon, as we sate under the trees in the garden,
with pipes and cognac.    Charley home.     A very jolly supper
party, Sam and Minnie happening in.    Chaff, back talk,
funniment and good humor.   They left at 12, (George goes off
for three weeks in the country, to morrow.)
  11. Wednesday.  A rainy day.  Writing letters &c, to Con-
worth, to Hayes &c.
  12. Thursday.  Drawing.  Mrs Annoot and her little
Emily here, to tea.     In the evening to a  Fancy Fair  holden at
Carter Street, Walworth, where my sisters have a stall.    Twas at
and for a Mechanic s Institute. A great throng of people, music,
stalls, and young ladies rushing about to solicit you to become one
in raffles &c.     Finding my sisters, learnt that my mother and
Mrs Annoot had just left, the latter having had her pocket picked
of upwards of 1 [pound].  Minnie was there; also Miss Vaughan, and
the fair Louisa Hogarth, who sate in a sort of green-baize sentry-
box, denominated  Post Office,  and dispensed letters at threepence each.
Introduced to a lot of people, strolled about, then left, the place being
intolerably hot.   Called in at Sam s, then home.   A letter from 
Mrs Waud, Will went in the  Hermann  and said naught about
it till the evening before.
  13.  Friday.   To Boutcher s rooms, (he out,) Harvey
Smith s, Mr Price s.  Met Castle, with a post office bag containing
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and eight
Description:Describes attending a ''Fancy Fair'' in Carter Street in London.
Subject:Annoot, Emily; Annoot, Mrs.; Barker; Boutcher, William; Brown, William; Castle; Clarke, William; Conworth; Deane; Fairs; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes (England); Heylyn, Mrs.; Hogarth, Louisa; Price (England); Smith, Harvey; Vaughn, Miss; Waud, Mrs.; Waud, William
Coverage (City/State):[London, England]
Coverage (Street):Carter Street; Kirby Street
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.