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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 106, July 1-6, 1855

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Identifier: DX03900270

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 106, July 1-6, 1855

Description: Describes his visit to the Boltons and the Bennetts at Banbury.



[1. Sunday through 2. Monday] Little to put down; only field and garden walks, and happy hours with kind, unselfish people. Mary [Bennett] off for a Banbury visit on Monday evening.

3. Tuesday. To Neithrop. All there much as usual, only Sarah Ann [Bolton] being on a tour in Wales, in company with Davids and his wife. Dick [Bolton], Rosa [Bolton] and Mary Bennett to Kenilworth, there being, this day, a flower show holden in the ruins.

4. Wednesday. A bathe with Dick and George [Bolton] at the old spot.

5. Thursday. To Banbury Market, with Rosa Bolton, Dick and Mary accompanying. Met Mrs [Charlotte Chinner] Bennett and Hannah [Bennett], called on Mrs. Hill, and little Gazey, returning by 1 to dinner. Out again with Dick on a vain quest after old [William] Bezly, returning to find Hannah at Neithrop, as agreed. She stayed tea; we had a long walk and talk subsequently, in the “Dairy Ground;” then returned to Chacombe, Mary also, Dick and I walking with ‘em more than two thirds of the way, Charlotte meeting us, also.

6. Friday. To Bloxham, with Dick, young William Conworth, (who proposes going to New York with me,) accompanying us part of the way. Old Bezly suffering from the “shingles,” (a sort of rash,) his wife [Ann Gunn Bezly] and Mrs. G as wont. In the hayfield for an hour or so. Returning to Banbury in the evening, called at Conworths, seeing the old man [William Conworth Sr.], his daughter [Sarah Conworth] and sons [John and William Jr. Conworth]. It is settled that William goes with me. He is 21, looks 17, and has I think scarcely been out of his native town, nor knows aught of the great world. I’ll do all I can for the fellow, as he seems kindly natured.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-07-01

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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