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an insufferable talking nuisance.
  14.  Saturday.   To Cornelius Bagster s rooms in King s
Road, and with him till near 2.    A suite of rooms on the
floor above the street, with grained roofs, and contrivances for ex-
tempore cooking &c.     Talking of photographing, America, and  
Prince Edwards Island, where he has land, and whither he is going
to.    Return per omnibus.     Letters, receiving and writing. Boutcher
over in the evening.     I quite used up by night time.
  15. Sunday.   With Charley to Regent Square by 11, calling
in for Boutcher by the way.   All the morning at the residence of
a Mr Sanford, he, with the assistance of Cornelius Bagster and
two sons, endeavouring to get a good  negative  photograph of myself;
in which they didn t succeed, owing to defective collodion.     Returned
home with Charley to dine by 2 1/2.   Boutcher came in the evening.
(He is still subject to intermittent attacks of fever.)     Mr Brown
(of Bond Street,) called, and talked in a floridly indignant manner
about the Sunday Hyde Park rioters.              Returned to Great
James Street, with Boutcher, by 11 1/2,  scaping the threatening rain,
which came down savagely and sans intermission, when we were
housed.       I took George Clarke s unoccupied bed, lay awake over
long, then to sleep.
  16.  Monday.    Cornelius Bagster found us at breakfast.
The rain still fell without promise of abatement, so after a brief
sally out, we returned to Boutchers, had a smoke and talk,
(Bagster doing the Turk with squatting hams & tchibouque on grand.)
Presently to Bagster s chambers.    (The intention had been that he
and I should have gone to Haverstock Hill, to avail ourselves of the of-
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and ten
Description:Describes spending time in London with his friends George Clark, William Boutcher, and Cornelius Bagster.
Subject:Bagster, Cornelius Birch; Boutcher, William; Brown, William; Clarke, George; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Sanford (England)
Coverage (City/State):[London, England]
Coverage (Street):Bond Street; Great James Street; King's Road; Regent Square
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.