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bookshelves, drawers, boxes &c, my mother stowing  em in the two
stout boxes, which have twice crossed the Atlantic.     Thus till 10 1/2
then I took omnibus to the Grays Inn Road, called in at Sanford s
and gave him another hour at photographing, Cornelius Bagster and
Boutcher joining me there.     Two successes being achieved, I go back
on omnibus; and presently am in Mrs Drinkwater s market cart, with
my father and two boxes, on my way to the Nine Elms Station, there
to transmit them to Southampton.     Back to dinner by 3, and no
more abroad for the day.   Boutcher came, as wont, and by the
evening we made up a very jolly party, both at supper table and
afterwards.  /  C Bagster had been helping Boutcher all day, fussing 
about, leanding Camera &c.)   Ned was present, also Sam. Min-
nie had called, at an earlier period of the evening, but I think
stayed not.   I & Boutcher talked much, and even, when at 12
we mounted bed-ward, broke not off in converse till daylight.
  18. Wednesday.  Up by 6, breakfast, and cab at the door
in half an hour.   Good bye to all.  My Mother, (who had been work-
ing heroically for the preceeding two days,) only broke down temporarily
at parting; my father gave me 10 [pounds], with 3 [pounds] for Mary Anne.
Rosa & Naomi cried, Dick and Charley walked on ahead to see
us off at the station, I, Boutcher and Conworth into cab, and
off, through the cold, quiet streets, to the Waterloo Road.   There, 
and into the train by 7, farewell to Charley and Dick, and off.
The Day s  Times,  some talk, a lengthy doze on the part of Bout-
cher, more talk, and three hours of flat sunny country brought
us to Southampton.     To the Docks, and seeing about luggage,
mine being all right, Conworth s, (which had been sent on from Ban-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and twelve
Description:Describes the day of his departure from London to Southampton.
Date:1855-07-17
Subject:Bagster, Cornelius Birch; Bolton, Richard; Boutcher, William; Conworth, William; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Charles; Gunn, Edwin; Gunn, Minnie; Gunn, Naomi; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Jr.; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Sanford (England)
Coverage (City/State):[London, England]; Southampton, [England]
Coverage (Street):Waterloo Road
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.