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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 109, July 13, 1855

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Identifier: DX03902919

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 109, July 13, 1855

Description: Describes attending a supper party at the Cooke family's house.

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defunct chickens. To Charley [Gunn]’s in Paternoster Row, there talking with Cornelius Bagster. Home, dinner, and letter writing. By 6 Miss [Mary Priscilla] and Mrs [Mary Fitzjohn] Waud came, both having been to the Sydenham Palace, and both having had their daguerreotypes taken, the latter for her son Alf [Waud], the former consigned to me provisionally, — to be his, if he expressed a desire for it. They had tea, and were presently in the garden. Mrs Waud talked much of the Marshall’s &c. I think she has but a shallow mind. She’s prone to deceive, inconclusive views for this, snubs her children sans tact and sense, and seems to know little of their natures, or her own. I had half an hour’s tete a tete with her daughter. She told me that Will [Waud]’s Sydenham girl had called at the Vassall Terrace since his departure; and knew all about it, so there was no outspoken confidence between us on that matter. (She I’m sure, believes that the intimacy was no Platonic one.) She told me also that her mother wanted her to marry a wealthy old man, whom she don’t like, with much more; intimating her belief that she wouldn’t marry at all, — nor should I. We talked very frankly, and she looked very pretty. Charley came. Saw Miss & Mrs Waud to the "Elephant", then, presently with Charley to the Surrey Zoological, seeing the mock storming of Sebastopol. Thence to the residence of the Cooke’s & the Fancy fair, supping at the former by 12, and having a bit of a dance subsequently, I being again challenged to’t by Louisa Hogarth. The Cooke's are brothers, one of whom has married a wealthy woman, older than himself, the other living with them. Miss Vaughan was there; — also a nephew of Cardinal Wiseman’s, who proved

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1855-07-13

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women

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