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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 14, February 1, 1855

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Identifier: DX02072166

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 14, February 1, 1855

Description: Describes a walk with Rosa Bolton to visit the Gregory family.

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him [Thomas Gunn] there, where he died, and I think very few regretted him.

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1. Thursday. To Astrop with Rosa Bolton, a cheery five miles walk, the sun shining and the wind blowing fiercely as we breasted the hill sides approaching the place. Astrop Wells was a place of fashionable resort Sixty Years Since, there being chalybeate springs there, and pump rooms. It is now a quiet village enough, and occupies the position relative to King Sutton that Neithrop does to Banbury. Our visit was to the Gregory’s, farmer people. There was a hearty welcome on the part of of a Miss Susan [Gregory], a hearty, buxom sun-flower of a girl, with a high color, and a curt, decisive, manner. The dinner over, she, Rosa and I sallied out to visit King Sutton Church, both within and without. It is a fine one with slender spire and flying buttresses, renovated Norman arches within, and much beauty and antiquity about it. I visited it with George [Bolton] long ago, and then took a sketch.

In the evening I looked over some score of old coins, which old Gregory had become possessed of, most of them having been found in the vicinity. There were some three of Constantine’s, one of Edward the First’s, some of Charles 1 & 2, and four or more local coins, from Banbury and Brackley. Also a Roman fibula, and a small urn. Played a game of whist, to my discontent; and all to bed by 11.

This day, and the last I have had a violent cold and sore throat, insomuch that I am scarcely able to speak, and am generally uncomfortable.

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1855-02-01

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Death
Women
Coins
Whist
Church buildings
Diaries

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