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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 110, July 13-16, 1855

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Identifier: DX03903803

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 110, July 13-16, 1855

Description: Describes spending time in London with his friends, George Clark, William Boutcher, and Cornelius Bagster.

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an insufferable talking nuisance.

14. Saturday. To Cornelius Bagster’s rooms in King’s Road, and with him till near 2. A suite of rooms on the floor above the street, with grained roofs, and contrivances for ex-tempore cooking &c. Talking of photographing, America, and Prisee Prince Edwards Island, where he has land, and whither he is going to. Return per omnibus. Letters, receiving and writing. [William] Boutcher over in the evening. I quite used up by night time.

15. Sunday. With Charley [Gunn] to Regent Square by 11, calling in for Boutcher by the way. All the morning at the residence of a Mr Sanford, he, with the assistance of Cornelius Bagster and two sons, endeavouring to get a good “negative” photograph of myself; in which they didn’t succeed, owing to defective collodion. Returned home with Charley to dine by 2 1/2. Boutcher came in the evening. (He is still subject to intermittent attacks of fever.) Mr [William] Brown (of Bond Street,) called, and talked in a floridly indignant manner about the Sunday Hyde Park rioters. Returned to Great James Street, with Boutcher, by 11 1/2, ‘scaping the threatening rain, which came down savagely and sans intermission, when we were housed. I took George Clarke’s unoccupied bed, lay awake over long, then to sleep.

16. Monday. Cornelius Bagster found us at breakfast. The rain still fell without promise of abatement, so after a brief sally out, we returned to Boutchers, had a smoke and talk, (Bagster doing the Turk with squatting hams & tchibouque on grand.) Presently to Bagster’s chambers. (The intention had been that he and I should have gone to Haverstock Hill, to avail ourselves of the of-

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1855-07-13

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries

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