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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 44, April 1-3, 1855

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Identifier: DX03840454

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 44, April 1-3, 1855

Description: Describes his conversation with Mary Priscilla Waud at a party.


Stephen [Tanner]’s absence, tantamount to bidding him come back and be spanked. Hence he stopped longer, and is going to rebel.) To Sam [Gunn]’s subsequently.

2. Monday. Within doors.

3. Tuesday. Had till to-day purposed to leave England by the ‘St Louis,’ which starts from Southampton on the 11th; but this day comes a letter from [William] Boutcher, telling me he is on his way for England, bidding me wait six weeks and join him in Paris. I shall do it, for the sake of shaking his hand again. The climate has used him up fearfully. Out during the afternoon, to Hatton Garden &c. Our bit of a party evening. The three Miss Hogarths [Clara, Louisa, and Caroline], their brother John, Will Waud, with his sisters [Mary Priscilla and Julia], George Clarke, Arthur Allom, a Mr and Mrs Dakin, and a Miss Vaughan. These, with my sisters [Naomi and Rosa Gunn], myself and Charley [Gunn] pretty well filled the drawing room, to which, (after tea and coffee they ascended.) With very few exceptions, all could, and did, sing. Miss [Mary Priscilla] Waud though acquitting herself brilliantly as usual, yet did not, in that point appear to so much advantage as on the former occasion, possibly because she had yesternight been at a ball, and didn’t intend to go to sleep to night, as she told me. Otherwise she appeared in a more amiable light. We got along better, together. She told me she liked my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn], and went over to sit beside her several times. We talked of Alf [Waud], and incidentally of their family. There’s a world of home bitterness, in the girl. She spoke of her sister Julia [Waud], (who is a plump fair faced, good natured girl,) as the Favourite of her Mother; said that she herself had the offer to go to India, with the family she attended,

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-04-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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