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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 108, July 10-13, 1855

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Identifier: DX03902036

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 108, July 10-13, 1855

Description: Describes attending a ''Fancy Fair'' in Carter Street in London.


which leaves Southampton on the 18th. Thence to Price’s shop, to Kirby Street, to Harvey Smith’s & [William] Boutchers. He, [George] Clarke Dean, and Barker there. Home, and letter writing, to Mrs [Mary Fitzjohn] Waud, Mrs Heylyn, [William] Brown &c. Boutcher came to tea, George Clarke anon, as we sate under the trees in the garden, with pipes and cognac. Charley [Gunn] home. A very jolly supper party, Sam [Gunn] and Minnie [Gunn] happening in. Chaff, back talk, funniment and good humor. They left at 12, (George goes off for three weeks in the country, to morrow.)

11. Wednesday. A rainy day. Writing letters &c, to [William] Conworth, to Hayes &c.

12. Thursday. Drawing. Mrs Annoot and her little Emily here, to tea. In the evening to a “Fancy Fair” holden at Carter Street, Walworth, where my sisters [Naomi and Rosa Gunn] have a stall. ‘Twas at and for a Mechanic’s Institute. A great throng of people, music, stalls, and young ladies rushing about to solicit you to become one in raffles &c. Finding my sisters, learnt that my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn] and Mrs Annoot had just left, the latter having had her pocket picked of upwards of 1 [pound]. Minnie was there; also Miss Vaughan, and the fair Louisa Hogarth, who sate in a sort of green-baize sentry-box, denominated “Post Office,” and dispensed letters at threepence each. Introduced to a lot of people, strolled about, then left, the place being intolerably hot. Called in at Sam’s, then home. A letter from Mrs Waud, Will [Waud] went in the “Hermann” and said naught about it till the evening before.

13. Friday. To Boutcher’s rooms, (he out,) Harvey Smith’s, Mr Price’s. Met Castle, with a post office bag containing

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-07-10

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Fairs


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