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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 80, June 9-11, 1855

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Identifier: DX03872063

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 80, June 9-11, 1855

Description: Regarding meeting the artist George Thomas and his tales about sketching the royal family.

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Has had interviews with Rawlinson, Sir Henry Ellis, and matters attendant upon his recent employment take up some part of his time. Wilkins at our place; all in council about going to Paris. Letter writing, calling, hither and thither. [William] Boutcher won't go, not being well enough. I & Charley [Gunn] will, having arranged to meet Wilkins in Paris.

10. Sunday. A day at [Thomas] Allom’s. I & George Clarke went there by river, meeting at 10 1/2. A lovely day. I out with Allom, through Richmond Park and to the hill. Returning to Barnes, found Boutcher and Dean. As the day drew on others come, Harvey Smith and friend. / Will Waud had been there on our arrival.) Some dozen at the tea table. At 11 1/2 all left, on desperate hope to get a cab for returning. I, at Alloms invite, stayed.

11. Monday. To London on omnibus top with Arthur Allom, where we were presently joined by George Thomas the Artist. He some ten years ago had a year and half’s experience of the United States, knows [Thomas W.] Strong &c, has a good position on the Illustrated News, now. Spoke of his having an interview with the Queen [Victoria], sketching her portrait, and that of her-children, he, Thomas being employed to do drawings for her. He describes royalty as very domesticated, talking of boys jackets &c and threatening little princes that Mr Thomas would leave ‘em out of the picture, if they didn't sit still, finally bribing 'em with chocolate. Arthur and he went off to the studio of Thomas, I kept on. Home, where I found Price, up for a period from the country. To Paternoster Row with him, and

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1855-06-09

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

Subjects: Travel
Artists
Diaries

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