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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 105, June 26-30, 1855

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Identifier: DX03899387

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 105, June 26-30, 1855

Description: Describes traveling to Chacombe to visit the Bennett family.


26. Tuesday. In the garden writing all day, firstly to Hannah [Bennett], then part of the fore-going twenty two pages. [William] Boutcher & George Clarke came in the evening.

27. Wednesday. Yesterday repeated. A letter from Hannah, which I responded to. Charley [Gunn] back from Banbury, whither he went on Monday.

28. Thursday. To Harvey Smith’s, then Clarke’s. With George to the British Museum, where, in the private apartments, we found Boutcher, Dean and Dickinson, looking over the drawings of the former, when at Nineveh. They are very fine, drawn with a camera-like minuteness, and numerous. Called at Price’s hat shop. Poor Harry [Price] at Bethnal Green again.

29. Friday. Its particulars put down erroneously to yesterday’s credit. (Thursday was, I think, an in-doors day, at the evening of which Boutcher and George Clarke came over.) And now to Friday proper. Edwin Bolton at our house, availed myself of his rail-ticket, started for Windsor, getting there by 6, and at 7 for Banbury. There in pretty good time, and dropping in at Edward’s tavern, found Richard Bolton anticipating my arrival, his uncle drunk, (and consequently a nuisance,) and William Edwards the younger. Off for Chacombe, Dick going part of the way, the night dark and summery, a thick fragrance of hay and clover in the air. The Church clock struck eleven as I passed through the Churchyard, where now, (very quietly) lies old Mr Bennett. Hannah and Charlotte up, and expecting my arrival.

30. Saturday. Happy.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-06-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Transportation


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