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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 15, February 2-6, 1855

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Identifier: DX03815084

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 15, February 2-6, 1855

Description: Describes spending time with Susan Gregory and the Bolton family.


2. Friday. Returned to Neithrop in the afternoon, in company with Rosa [Bolton] and Miss Susan Gregory. The latter had not intended it, but was rallied into the resolve by the way. Our path led by the canal-side, the great snow drifts loving along the banks, and the water ice-bound, except under the little bridges. The February sky was dull above, and many skaters disporting themselves along the stream. Evening within doors.

3. Saturday. To Bloxham. There had been a hail-storm during the night, and the roads were glazed with ice, some where the tracks of horses and vehicles offered safer walking. Rain came on at the days close. Had to play one game of cards.

4. Sunday. Walked to South Newington, and dropped in on William Gunn and his wife. Broader and redder faced than of yore, more like to his father [Thomas Gunn]. Back to Bloxham through the fast-falling drizzle, to the wonted excellently cooked dinner of ‘roast-fowl (at a wood-fire,) and delectable ham, with a glass or twain of good wine to follow. Rain fast and continuous.

5. Monday. Back to Neithrop. Wrote note to Chacombe in response to one sent from Mary [Bennett] to Sarah Ann [Bolton]. Dipping into books, and an evening with the girls, George [Bolton] and I rallying Susan Gregory considerably.

6. Tuesday. A letter from my mother [Naomi Butler Gunn]. Answered, and then wrote all day, the most part of the preceeding eight pages. At night George Gardiner came; and no small fun resulted from a jocular conspiracy which had been planned pittt pitting Susan Gregory against him. She had been chaffed most unpityingly on the supposition of her pr being proud and disdainful to many admirers, much absurd evidence being produced; and

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-02-02

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Women


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