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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 72, May 16-22, 1855

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Identifier: DX03865028

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 72, May 16-22, 1855

Description: Describes a visit from Harry Price, who has been released from the asylum.


with his [George Clarke's] quiet industry, and certain progress upwards.

17. Thursday. Within doors. Note from Miss [Mary Priscilla] Waud.

18. Friday. Writing &c. Letter to Hannah [Bennett] &c.

19. Saturday. Sent off another letter for [William] Boutcher, to Marseilles. To Paternoster Row in the afternoon, thence returning to home; and to the Adelphi Theatre.

20. Sunday. Harry Price and his brother came in the afternoon, the former having been liberated within the last two days. He talks rationally, takes a correct view of his recent state, but evidently considers his incarceration as an unwise proceeding. He says that upon his arrival the shower bath was administered very roughly, but doesn't complain of other matters. He talks too much, still. Sam [Gunn] & his wife [Minnie Gunn] called. I accompany the Price's to their home, had tea, sat awhile and strolled out with Harry, subsequently calling upon the William's in Artillery Lane for ten minutes or so. Returning, William Bolton came to our house, while at supper.

21. Monday. Within doors, drawing, till evening, then a walk abroad.

22. Tuesday. To Brook Green, by omnibus, there arriving by some little time past 3. A School room opposite to the Roman Catholic Church, and appertaining to it. Sundry black coated priests about, and Miss Waud blooming out the portal, within two lengthy tables set out with a sufficiently good cold collation, consisting of hams, roast beef, chickens, tongues and the like, flanked by port and sherry. T'was a plain, decently furnished interior, with here and their catholic prints of the Saviour, Virgin &c, and

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-05-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Asylums
Church buildings
Mental illness


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