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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 102, July 13, 1860

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Identifier: DX02721283

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 102, July 13, 1860

Description: Regarding Rosa Bolton.

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Rosa Bolton.

[Rosa Bolton] has the ability to make home happy, being very thoughtful and industrious.” She impressed me pleasantly five years ago, talking of her miserable life at Neithrop, of Charley [Gunn] and of my sisters’ [Naomi and Rosa Gunn] instinctively dislike to her. That, manifested with the unwise frankness of women and sisters, had set him against them; thus their very affection, alloyed by jealousy, produced estrangement in him who had caused it. My dear Mother [Mrs. Naomi Gunn] — God bless her! — accepts little Rosa. She told Hannah [Bennett] “how kindly she (my mother) had recieved [sic] and behaved to her, after she had caused her so much anxiety for Charley’s sake.” What a tragedy it all is! what an old, old story! how common and how touching. Everywhere those who love unwisely or too well or who are not loved. Maybe poor little Rosa has had her little heartache in its unselfish corner about [William] Hartley, and suffers as well as inflicts suffering! Well, God pity all of us! Honest Henry Heritage, who wanted my Hannah to wife has got one now “partially deaf” and of a mean and obstinate disposition. Mary Anne Chinner cultivates the amenities with the Heritages now, having cut them for years. I wonder whether that canting, exacting, vulgar

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1860-07-13

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Courtship

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