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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 167, November 29-December 12, 1859

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Identifier: DX03149198

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 167, November 29-December 12, 1859

Description: Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett.



papers, and once a “boy” [George Boweryem] on “Punch” in its early days. It was done on the model of the Yatman hoax, though, I take it, less justifiable. Mrs [Celina] Wall, her mother [Celina Jewell], sister [Cornelia Sexton] and sister’s child [Virginia Sexton] are in Boston, visiting Alf Waud. They have given up their rooms at the over-the-way boarding-house and design staying with Alf till Wall’s return from the south, in about two months. He, Wall, does not know but that Alf is Mary [Waud]’s husband.


December 12. Monday. After a week of comparative leisure, involving writing to and receiving a letter from Hannah [Bennett], as also to my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn]. Hannah’s, an extra-one, written on her birthday, and like all of hers, con breathing the very soul of love and tenderness, has an item or two of news in it. Her last informed me that sister Charlotte [Gazey] has another baby [Mary Gazey], as that little Rosa Bolton talked of crossing the Atlantic, in spring to visit her brother George [Bolton], which I take to be a fetch to hurry up Charley [Gunn] in the matter of marriage. He is wroth with the Davids’ couple for cackling slander about his summer jaunts with little Rosey. This Davids, William Bolton’s former crony, married a Banbury woman of most unequivocal character, hence the proclivity to lying and impure thought of

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-11-29

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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