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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 111, July 16-17, 1855

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Identifier: DX03904686

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 111, July 16-17, 1855

Description: Describes his final visits to friends and acquaintances before leaving London for New York.


fer of Mr Jonathan Bagster, to photograph me, in case of Sanford’s failure, but the weather forbade it.) Stayed till 12, then [William] Boutcher off, I following shortly. To Foulon’s office. and said good bye to the old man. He looked very white haired, said times were dull, and talked of the death of Francis Mills. To [Thomas] Allom’s Office, neither father nor son [Arthur Allom] within. To Mr [George] Barth’s Regent Street place, opposite Swan and Edgars. He looked troublous, and said there was nothing doing, Mrs B [Sarah Wheeler Barth] was well, in the country, and they’d heard nothing of William [Barth] of late. Saw Walem also. To Grindlay’s, an unsuccessful call at Purdue’s Adelphi place, look in at Rail station, then home to dinner. Letters, one from Hannah [Bennett], another from Levi Greatbatch, intimating that his mother is dead. Joseph [Greatbatch], (Mary Ann’s husband) says my father [Samuel Gunn, Sr.], inherits 1500 [pounds]. Levi writes in a loose, matter of fact way of his mother’s death, excusing himself from fulfilling his offer of sending the boys, (Fred & Edward [Greatbatch]) little presents. Had a doze till 6. The evening at home, Boutcher coming as promised. Dick Bolton and [William] Conworth appeared, having this day arrived in London, and spent the greater part of it at the Sydenham Palace, Young Conworth is quiet and meek in demeanour, profuse in “thank you’s,” has never visited a bigger city than Leamington or Warwick, and is in his 21st year; a light haired, largish faced, well meaning fellow. Minnie [Gunn] has come also, and at supper Sam [Gunn], so that we form a pretty large party. I draw till supper time, being desirous of finishing copies of Parisian sketches. Dick is my bed fellow on retiring.

17. Tuesday. Up betimes, and packing up, I dismantling

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-07-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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