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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 69, May 13-14, 1855

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Identifier: DX03862391

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 69, May 13-14, 1855

Description: Describes a visit to the Allom family with Harvey Smith and George Clarke.


more!) She, Miss S [Sampson], knew that I was Alf [Waud]'s friend, told Miss Amy [Allom] that I reminded her of him, and asked about him. / Harvey Smith, who wouldn’t stop all night, after some music, and Miss Allom's singing, went off, 'squiring Miss S to an omnibus by the way. Old [Thomas] Allom protracted his "forty winks" on the sofa to a two hours doze, (inclusive of energetic snoring;) Miss Amy, Arthur [Allom], George [Clarke] and I, sate conversing, supped, then bade good night, and after a triennial smoke down stairs on the part of us, mounted bed ward.

14. Monday. Uproused by 7 /1/2, after a sound night's sleep, broken only by Arthur’s terrier "Jerry" leaping upon my bed like a hobgoblin, causing me to yell out and wake the sleepers in the other bed. Breakfast down stairs with old Allom, meandering awhile in the garden, noticing the peacock all blown away by the wind, (being under a great spread of tail,) talking with small boy who'd got a skylark's nest, till Allom had gig out, and drove off town wards. George and I followed in half an hour or so, took 'knife board' on top of omnibus to the Bank, there parting; I homewards. / Within doors all day. Note from Hayes, he thinking of starting for Paris this week. / A note also from Miss [Mary Priscilla] Waud, proffering me a ticket of admission to a certain musical dejeunez to be holden at Brook Green on the twenty second, where is to be good music and singing, "as she is to be principal singer." Also bidding me to say nought about it to anybody but Alf, as he’d excuse his sisters "boldness"; also to respond through a Kensington Post Office, her as if I wrote to Vapall Terrace, "her mama [Mary Fitzjohn Waud] would be sure to open the letter." Answered both, Miss Waud's acceptingly.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-05-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Dogs


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