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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 107, July 7-10, 1855

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Identifier: DX03901153

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 107, July 7-10, 1855

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


7. Saturday. To Chacombe, Dickon [Bolton] accompanying, he to return in the evening. An evening’s walk, (last for a long time,) with Hannah [Bennett], and Charlotte [Bennett]. Sitting of on the green hill side looking on the Priory.

8. Sunday. A solitary walk in the summerfields in the morning, amid the glory of clover flowers, buttercups, an daisies and God’s blessed sunlight. In the garden with Hannah mostly,) in the afternoon, the sands of Time’s glass rushing out with miserable rapidity, much the same in the evening. Good bye, and crying all! I walk back towards Banbury, John [Bennett] bearing me company to the long lane’s end, and talking in kindly homely manner —. Sad and strange at heart. Sarah Ann [Bolton] returned, on my arrival at Neithrop.

9. Monday. Off by 8 A. M. for London, by the North Western, George [Bolton] and Dick seeing me to the station. Euston Square by 12, and from thence to George Clarke’s and [William] Boutchers, a small boy carrying bag. Found them in company with a hearty, manly looking mate of an East Indiaman, who had that morning been married, George Clarke, (his old schoolfellow) having stood a “father” for the lady. Her veritable progenitor was an East India Colonel or Captain, who not objecting to the suitor, yet thought he ought to wait till Commander of a vessel. So he, and the lady did it surreptitiously, and she went home to the parental mansion, in a cab subsequently. Saw photographs of Boutcher in Arab costume & others, stayed till 3, then home.

10. Tuesday. To St. Martins le Grand Lane, and took passages for myself and young [William] Conworth by the Washington

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1855-07-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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