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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 107, November 26-27, 1856

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Identifier: DX03711864

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 107, November 26-27, 1856

Description: Describes a letter from his brother, Sam Gunn.


old grandmother at Eynsham (—"a blooming lassie" Sam [Gunn] calls her;) and Sara Rogers — la belle Sara — is a governess in consequence of "her own wish to leave a not over happy home." "We expect her up" writes Sam, "at Christmas, from near Portsmouth. She has often asked after you, and desires to be kindly remembered &c &c." Anon Sam declares he's "quite sick of Edwin [Gunn] and Charley [Gunn]" because they don't get married. He wouldn't wait for them if he were the gals — "sticking at home with salaries!" Furthermore he talks of skating — of his disappointment last winter, and his hopes of the coming one; of the "hard up-hill struggle" he has made in life; of the preacher Spurgeon; of a man who borrowed money of him, (and whom he warns me against, as the individual will probably come to New York.) &c. Altogether a letter to set one thinking, gravely and apprehensively of the future of those two grown children. Heaven send ‘em not many hard experiences of this hard world. Right little they know about it. I like Sam. I think of him with a great deal of tenderness.

27. Thursday. Down town. [Frank] Bellew came at night, and Colonel [Hugh] Forbes — who spake of securing my services on the European, a newly started paper. Went home with Bellew, and stayed till 11.

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1856-11-26

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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