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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 44, October 11, 1860

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Identifier: DX01316459

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 44, October 11, 1860

Description: Describes a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to the United States.



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New York. I give its details on the opposite pages. The contents of which are mine barring the descriptions of the prince’s suite which I had condensed into a few paragraph. Sweetsir, our night city-editor, too, translated the royal visitor [Prince of Wales]’s title into his travelling one throughout, which involved alteration of some of the sentences.

I met Elias Smith of the “N.Y. Times” on board and talked with [John] Cassell, the publisher who, mistaking me, I think for Alf Waud, whom he had met at Washington, during the visit of the Japanese, addressed me. I was introduced and talked awhile with General [Winfield] Scott, who told me he had met the Duke of Wellington, when the Allies were in Paris. At Amboy, Fontaine and Anderson came aboard, having been left behind the Harriet Lane; Smith and I gave them particulars. Our party might have been introduced to the prince, but delayed until it was too late. We didn’t care much about it; Anderson, a good humored little Irishman, being most desirous. The prince is decidedly ricketty — shaky on the legs; I didn’t put it in the paper, thinking doing so would be bad taste. I had plenty of opportunities of seeing him;

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:Washington, District of Columbia
coverage:Paris, France

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-10-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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