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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 67, February 8, 1858

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Identifier: DX03457097

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 9, page 67, February 8, 1858

Description: Describes a letter received from Hannah Bennett regarding friends in England.


reverence of heart for the writer [Hannah Bennett] as I can never describe. Oh, this kind, true, honest heart, God make me worthy of it! How good she is — how weak of purpose am I! God give her to me soon — I pray, I pray!

She has been staying at Neithrop for three weeks, going thither to console with Sarah Ann [Bolton] in consequence of "her disappointment in the Amos Sears affair." It seems that S.A. liked her elderly admirer better than honest John Conworth, preferring to stay in England, rather than to cross the Atlantic in search of a husband. Miss [Sarah] Conworth writes to Neithrop that "nothing but death shall seperate her and George [Bolton] now." Dick Bolton, like the trump he is, writes about George’s prospects, offering to pay the interest of the sum he wants to raise. Here's a home picture of Hannah’s drawing. "When the letter was being read, Mr [Henry] Bolton stood at his table, looking over his tax-books; he did not take the least notice, never asked even how they (Dick & George) were. They say he never does. I felt as though I could shake him!" x x "He really is, Tom, the most passive animal for a man I ever saw." Dick "scolded S.A." because she'd written a letter to Sarah Conworth, "at the time when she thought herself engaged to Sears," without a word for John in it — which the good fellow "felt very much" — Dick commenting strongly on her "trifling with such feelings &c. So now S.A has written in another strain to Sarah Conworth." William Bolton and Charley [Gunn] look very straight at one another," and scarcely speak. "William is really a hard man. I don't like him a bit!" Good for you, my Hannah! / [Frank] Cahill came in at night with tickets for Lola Montez lecture, so we all went. The place, Hope Chapel, was cram jam full, so we did a bit of

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1858-02-08

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Lectures and lecturing


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