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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 188, August 22, 1860

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Identifier: DX02778371

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 188, August 22, 1860

Description: Regarding Sarah Ann Bolton.

Transcription:

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And of her [Rosa Bolton’s] Sister [Sarah Ann Bolton].

withal and no more moral than need be — the “housekeeper” business is expressive enough. Rosa hasn’t told her sister of the approaching marriage, but complains of her not offering assistance, — “they seem like strangers to each other.” And Sarah Ann “goes to meet George Gardner every night, if he don’t come to the house” but would throw him over to-morrow in favor of one of the Heritages — she told Mary [Bennett ] as much. I despise such selfishness!” adds my Hannah [Bennett], indignantly. And William Bolton, he who used to jest about kind Mary Bennett; who spoke slightingly of her and her sisters want of fortune, has “made pretensions to her, saying that he had long intended having her” — how generous of him! “I expect” writes Hannah “he heard of her and James Heritage. William hadn’t seen Mary for some time after her visit to London, so he went to Charlotte [Bennett Gazey]’s one evening, when she was there, made a great fuss, talked strongly to her for two hours and got so excited that it ended in tears! He declared somebody had been telling lies about him, suspected she had been ‘talked to’ at Rodney Buildings” (bah!) which honest Mary denied. Wasn’t his house good enough for her? he asked. He is “fussy” towards Hannah too; I shouldn’t wonder if he’ll propose to her, as he did successively

coverage:London, England, 8 Newman Street; Oxford Street West

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-22

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Marriage
Women

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