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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 63, December 28, 1858

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Identifier: DX03251579

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 63, December 28, 1858

Description: Describes a letter received from William Boutcher.


to be remembered to me." Hanged if I recollect her [Baroness d'Ebro], otherwise than as a showily-handsome girl who danced with [William] Boutcher, and perhaps with myself, on the deck, the night the Wenham lay in London docks. Her brother (I remember him) has married the girl he left behind him and is extant in New York. Arthur Allom "complains of his lover" as of old and talks less Priapus-really now the cold weather has come. Braithwaite, Amy [Allom]'s jilted lover, has consoled himself with an Australian wife. Honest George Clarke just as usual and is going to lecture on "beauty in Common things to an Upton audience. Cornelius Bagster "pigs in the same place, with his huge wife and children. amid the same dreadful stink as if the ghosts of those mashed Zoophytes (?) still haunted the scene of their untimely end. He is writing a history of the Fly — the common blue-bottle — which he thinks the most important animal in creation, and the most worthy of his historical research. He is obtaining the signification of the word in every known language. x x He read me" writes Boutcher "some portions, treating on its vast fecundity." Thus Boutcher. To Park Benjamin's again, to get M. S. of story left with him. Found him in the basement with a Rev. Mr Peck, father of the girl who claimed to have written the head and tail of "Nothing to Wear." He talked about it — over much — and, I think, made out a case. Down town. (Benjamin pronounced the

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-12-28

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Flies


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