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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 190, August 23-24, 1860

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Identifier: DX02779862

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 190, August 23-24, 1860

Description: Describes a letter received from his mother about Rosa Bolton.



Charley [Gunn]’s “nasty, double-dealing girl [Rosa Bolton].”

about his father’s being dangerously stabbed by a lunatic. Met [A.F.] Banks, gave him photograph of [Frank] Bellew. Writing hard all the evening, scoring up Diary, [George] Boweryem present part of the time. A letter from my mother [Naomi Gunn], at last. More of Charley and his “nasty, double-dealing girl,” whom, however, my dear mother will love and forgive, if she’ll “make him a good wife.” Charley is “infatuated with her,” has been and is in such an excited, nervous state “that he is unfit for business,” and Bagsters’ must be wonderful people to bear with him.” He and Rosa are to be married next month, but make a mystery of it, at present. Mrs. Bezly of Bloxham, my stout cousin, once Ann Gunn, now a widow of six months, is going to marry “old John Drinkwater of the White Lion Inn, in Banbury,” to the disgust of his children, and of the Thorns, Bezly’s relatives. My mother “can hardly write,” for my father [Samuel Gunn] is coughing violently and follows her about, wherever she goes” — poor father and sorely-tired mother, too! “I pray to God to give me strength equal to my day!” she writes, and I believe He will.”

24. Friday. To the “World” office again, to F. Leslie’s &c. Saw John Wood and got a bit of gossip anent the “Ill. News,” now apparently worthy of that abbreviation, for it seems in a

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:Banbury, England

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-08-23

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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