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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 33, February 28-March 9, 1855

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Identifier: DX03830821

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 33, February 28-March 9, 1855

Description: Describes a visit to William Brown and his wife in London.


how little of it there is in the world, and how apt to be mis-prized and sinned against! I and Mr B [William Brown], (at his request,) indulged in the mild excitement of two games at draughts, and the rest of the evening wore away in converse, over nuts and wine. They were very hospitable, had a boiled fowl &c for supper; after which the handsome girl from below appeared, and was introduced as a sister, or cousin (I forget which,) of Mrs Brown’s. She said little, and I took leave at 12.


1. Thursday. Within doors all day. A letter from Hannah [Bennett].

2. Friday. To Sam [Gunn]’s during the evening. News reached England of the death of the Emperor of Russia.

3. Saturday. Wrote to Hannah. Evening out. Called at [Matthew] Whitelaws, he out, then Saunders. There awhile, thence dropped in at Turners, thence to [Harry] Price’s, thence to Coger’s Hall. Very dreary twaddle going on, so left by 11. Had Jack Boutcher visit us on Friday afternoon, and stay three hours or so.

4. Sunday. Charley [Gunn] at Banbury.

5. Monday. At the British Museum.

6. Tuesday. Drawing. With my Mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] to Sam’s in the morning Visited George Clarke in the evening. Two Cambridge men there subsequently.

7. Wednesday. Drawing. Evening at Sam’s.

8. Thursday. Letter from Mapother the brown-malter, inviting me to dinner. Wrote. To Heath’s place, near Mornington Crescent by 5. There till 11. Saw Minnie [Gunn] home.

9. Friday. Within doors.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-02-28

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries


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