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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 75, May 23-28, 1855

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Identifier: DX03867665

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 75, May 23-28, 1855

Description: Mentions a visit from Wilkins, who mentions he has acted as translator for Horace Greeley in Paris.

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At 6 I saw 'em to omnibus top at the Elephant and Castle. Called at Sam [Gunn]'s, finding him alone. The streets lively and indicative of the day’s "Derby." / Letter from Hannah [Bennett].

[24. Thursday through 25. Friday] Out but little, and then towards the close of the day. Called on Wilkins.

26. Saturday. At the Westminster Baths with William Bolton. Wilkins called in the evening, and we had an half hours smoke in the garden. He had Horace Greeley's company in his recent visit to Paris, acting as amateur interpreter for him. Wilkins tells some amusing stories of Horace's hurry and excitability. / Met W Bolton at Bow Street, and with him to Evan's, and the Cyder Cellars. At the former Cowell the comic singer did the "Ratcatcher’s daughter," (which little Davis used to sing in New York), 'making up' for the performance in coster costume, with thick stick, white hat, breeches and ankle jacks, and a black patch over one eye. At an earlier period of the night I had called on Mrs Stone, and Jack. The former has had a bit of a letter from [William] Boutcher, dated Aleppo, first of the month. He off to see the Pyramids, expecting to be in Paris in ten days or fourteen. More weary delay. I’m sick both in mind and body.

27. Sunday. Sam coming, returned home with him, dined, and with him and his wife [Minnie Gunn], by rail to Kew. A summer day's excursion, many people flocking to the gardens. Tea at a little house after half an hours quarantine, by reason of many in possession, then back, during a rain storm, which relieved the unusually warm atmosphere. Charley [Gunn] at Banbury, to day.

28. Monday. Within doors. Writing some little, reading

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1855-05-23

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Clothing and dress
Diaries

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