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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.


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


Dates: 1855-07-13

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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