Lehigh University
The Vault at PfaffsAn Archive of Art and Literature by the Bohemians of Antebellum New York
Previous Issue Next Issue
Previous Page Next Page
104
fer of Mr Jonathan Bagster, to photograph me, in case of San-
ford s failure, but the weather forbade it.)     Stayed till 12,
then Boutcher off, I following shortly.     To Foulon s office,
and said good bye to the old man.  He looked very white haired,
said times were dull, and talked of the death of Francis Mills.
To Allom s Office, neither father nor son within.     To Mr Barth s
Regent Street place, opposite Swan and Edgars.     He looked trou-
blous, and said there was nothing doing, Mrs B was well, in
the country, and they d heard nothing of William of late.     Saw
Walem also.     To Grindlay s, an unsuccessful call at Purdue s
Adelphi place, look in at Rail station, then home to dinner.
Letters, one from Hannah, another from Levi Greatbatch, intima-
ting that his mother is dead.     Joseph, (Mary Ann s husband) says
my father, inherits 1500 [pounds].     Levi writes in a loose, matter of fact
way of his mother s death, excusing himself from fulfilling his offer
of sending the boys, (Fred & Edward) little presents.     Had a doze
till 6.     The evening at home, Boutcher coming as promised.
Dick Bolton and Conworth appeared, having this day arrived in Lon-
don, and spent the greater part of it at the Sydenham Palace, Young
Canworth is quiet and meek in demeanour, profuse in  thank you s, 
has never visited a bigger city than Leamington or Warwick, and is
in his 21st year; a light haired, largish faced, well meaning fellow.
Minnie has come also, and at supper Sam, so that we form
a pretty large party.     I draw till supper time, being desirous of
finishing copies of Parisian sketches.  Dick is my bed fellow on re-
tiring.
17.	Tuesday.  Up betimes, and packing up, I dismantling
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and eleven
Description:Describes his final visits to friends and acquaintances before leaving London for New York.
Date:1855-07-16
Subject:Allom; Allom, Arthur; Bagster, Jonathan; Barth; Barth, Mrs.; Bennett, Hannah; Bolton, Richard; Boutcher, William; Conworth, William; Foulon; Greatbatch, Edward (Bristol); Greatbatch, Fred (Bristol); Greatbatch, Joseph; Greatbatch, Levi; Greatbatch, Mrs.; Grindlay; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Mills, Francis; Purdue; Sanford (England); Walem
Coverage (City/State):[London, England]
Coverage (Street):Regent Street
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.