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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 9, November 12-14, 1858

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Identifier: DX03222618

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 9, November 12-14, 1858

Description: Describes a letter from his sister, Rosa Gunn.


Some Neithrop items from Rosa [Gunn] who has been spending seven weeks there. William Bolton "superintending a large garden which he has planted near the orchard hedge." I know the meaning of this. He looks forwards to the time when he may own the farm, and there’s an old right of pathway thereabouts which got closed up by some negligence and indifference, before the Bolton family came into possession. Now Master William already forcasts events and thinks it may hereafter be to his interest to reassert the long-dormant right. I know all his ambition points to the acquisition of the farm, and I think he’ll get it. I always picture the rascally old [Henry] Bolton, the "pig-poker," who cuckood my father [Samuel Gunn] and drunken Dick Gunn, his elder brother out of the farm, by marrying their mother [Sarah Wyatt Gunn] — I always picture him as like to William. Indeed he must have been so, not only in nature but, a little, in physiognomy, if what I’ve heard from those who knew the old man be true. My father is "dull and quiet — seldom speaking." Naomi [Gunn] & [Stephen] Tanner have visited Sam [Gunn, Jr.], at Harrow. Aunt Mitchell is "settled somewhere down in the country."

13. Saturday. Rain. Down town, to Courier Office, [Jesse] Haney’s, [Thomas W.] Strongs &c. Got "Autocrat of the Breakfast-Table." To Hilliards at night. Smoking and looking over sketches by [Henry] Hitchings, a Bostonian artist, in the room of the latter. He knows [Alfred] Waud. Met Sutherland in returning home, by midnight.

14. Sunday. A brisk, bracing icy day. Took a long

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-11-12

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Farms


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