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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 179, April 12, 1859

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Identifier: DX03345776

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 179, April 12, 1859

Description: Describes a package received from his friends and family in England.

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Saints." She [Mrs. Neff] had told her (Hannah [Bennett]) more about them than anybody else in England. My dear, grave Hannah! Mary [Bennett] was plump, as of yore, John [Bennett]’s health subject to fluctuations, their father [Michael Bennett] still addicted to "hurrying up" those who accompanied him to market, his meals, or lie-a-beds — of whom there are few in his house. He told Mrs Neff on her arrival at Chacombe, on a visit that "he didn't think much of these long visits!" Also he had an attack of rheumatism and make a great row about it as usual. John has an offer of a Warwickshire farm which he may accept. The baby [Mary] Gazey is generally idolized, but fa grandfather Michael won't trust himself to dandle it. Mrs Neff had seen my brother Charley [Gunn] at Neithrop, but did not visit London. Stayed till 10 1/2, then returned, per cars, to [132] Bleecker, with box and other presents, sundry for George Bolton, from the Neithrop folks. For me, such a pair of slippers worked by the loving fingers of my dear girl — my monogram worked upon them. A big bag which at first I took for a gigantic smoking cap of the Turkish order — also of Hannah’s workwomanship. Gloves from Charlotte [Gazey]. From home socks, handkerchiefs, and photographs, of Charley's taking, of himself, my father [Samuel Gunn] and mother [Naomi Butler Gunn]. The second made my heart ache. He looks ill, and so miserable. Poor father —— Rosa [Gunn]'s daguerreotype, of smaller size, is sent, I think by Naomi [Gunn]. God bless all their kind hearts. George's

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-04-12

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

Subjects: Diaries

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