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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 187, August 22, 1860

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Identifier: DX02777626

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 187, August 22, 1860

Description: Describes a letter from Hannah Bennett in which she discusses Rosa Bolton and William Hartley.

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Duplicity of Rosa Bolton

Jack [Edwards], [Jesse] Haney and [Edward] Hayes. Sat awhile in the work room with Mr [George] and Mrs [Sarah] Edwards. [James] Parton came in to visit his mother who was staying there. He is going off tomorrow for a trip to Lake Superior with Fanny [Fern], the girls [Grace and Nellie Eldredge] staying at old Solon Robinson’s farm in the mean time.

Left at 9, found Lizzie Woodward, [Peter] Cutler and Fyte on the stoop, the first carrying on a flirtation with the last. I had a letter from Hannah [Bennett] to-day. My last, to her, was written in dullness, disappointment and despondency, she sends me hope and patience, consolation and the tenderest affection in return — God love her or it! Speaking of a visit from my brother Charley [Gunn] and Rosa Bolton, she tells how while he and John Bennett walked on ahead, down the green lane on the return to Banbury, little Rosa was telling her “tales of [William] Hartley — how he had carried on with his housekeeper” &c. She Rosa says “she has suffered for his sake. Charley don’t believe she ever loved Hartley; he called it a ‘deep shadow or temptation of a good home,” he “believes Hartley was trying to gain her love from him and blames him, when it is really the contrary. Rosa says she shall love Charley as well as anybody” (suggestive phrase!) “now.” Hartley appears a cheap, mean dog, mercenary

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1860-08-22

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Great Lakes (North America)
Travel
Boardinghouses
19th century
Courtship

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