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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 136, January 12-13, 1857

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Identifier: DX03654371

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 136, January 12-13, 1857

Description: Describes letters from William Boutcher and Dillon Mapother.


12. Monday. [European] Office. A new hand engaged, one [Thomas] Paterson, and English — or as I think Scotch — ex-Chartist who has been imprisoned in England for “blasphemy.” What queer jumblings up of individuals are there in life. Colonel Hugh Forbes the born aristocrat — bred almost in the Palace — associated on a newspaper with a Chartist! Writing during the evening. Illish still.

13. Tuesday. Down town to Water Street there to get address of [Frank] Pounden’s bootmaker. Office. A letter from Dillon Mapother. (He fairly backs out of the chaffy political controversy we’ve held for the last letter or so, and says he gives up “trying to convert a natural born abolitionist.” Ha! ha! A letter from [William] Boutcher on my return from Office. News of folks. George Clarke has been to law in the Exchequer Court with the trustees of the Leamington Schools (anent a “successful” competition of his) and “through the folly of Worthington”) George’s partner in the affair)” and a lawyer’s quibble lost his cause.” Says Boutcher “the manner in which Worthington was going to instruct ‘My Lord’ would have been amusing if it had not been so deadly to poor George. I had previously counselled him strongly to use only words of one syllable but the presence of so many learned friends inspired him to darings flights with Icarus” (like) “results. He would allude to his “preamble” meaning his diary (!!)

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1857-01-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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