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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 102, June 20-23, 1855

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Identifier: DX03896738

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 102, June 20-23, 1855

Description: Describes a visit to Versailles in France.

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under the guidance of a nasally bellowing official, seeing more pictures, upholstery, objects of curiosity, and well waxed floors. The state carriages were then visited, blazing in gold and splendor, and we turned Paris-wards, pretty fairly tired, for little [Louis] Perret was inexhaustible. We had a glorious view of the capital, our return being by another railroad, by Asmieres &c, getting home to a later dinner. Ned [Gunn] & Charley [Gunn] went out with Edenshaw subsequently, I stayed indoors.

21. Thursday. To the Palais d’Industrie, the three of us. It was a franc day, and not crowded. Took a leisurely stroll through the various departments. France shows best, next England. There’s very little in the U.S. part, a stall of Celt’s firearms, and a few New York daguerrotypes (by Mead [Meade Brothers].) Missed Ned & Charley, but found them later (by three hours,) in the Beaux Arts Gallery. Some pleasant hours there, then return to dinner through the intermittent drizzle which had been so closely attendant on our Parisian experience. At a “Cafй Chansons” in the evening, with Ned and Edenshaw.

22. Friday. Along the quays, at the print and picture shops with Ned all the forenoon, rain being continuous. In the evening the same, with Charley also, about the Louvre, and Palais Royale

23. Saturday. Good bye to Paris! En fiacre to the railway station, and off for England, via Havre, and Southampton. The day promising fair and falsely. Following our former track till we reach Rouen, then divergement. By 2 at Havre, there having to wait till 6. Lunched at little Cafй, walked along quays, and got passport signed, back to Cafe, at 5 in cab, and through the rain

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1855-06-20

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Transportation
Travel
Exposition universelle de Paris en 1855
Fairs

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