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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 112, November 16, 1860

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Identifier: DX01351564

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 112, November 16, 1860

Description: Describes a letter from Hannah Bennett.



Charley [Gunn]’s Ménage at Chigwell.

residence of the newly-wedded couple [Charles Gunn and Rosa Bolton Gunn] seems to be better adapted to summer than winter habitation; it necessitates Charley’s rising at 6 A.M., and a three miles’ walk along a green lane to the railroad station from which he startls daily for London. This, with the same performance at night, has rather indisposed Charley towards his rural investment and his wife says “she could fancy herself in the backwoods of America” — much she knows about that! Charley purveys most of the provisions from London, little Rosa “never worked so hard in her life” and is prodigiously desirous of Hannah [Bennett]’s company. Sarah Ann Bolton stayed some weeks at our house, after the wedding, and George Gardner went to see her there, stopping one night. George Bolton has written lately, “in good spirits” to his mother [Mary Bolton] “saying he is getting on well.” William [Bolton] “has let his house and looks dull and miserable.” Sister Mary’s wooing seems to progress favorably. Here’s a testimonial to Hannah in Rosa Gunn’s (nee Bolton’s) words: “She told Charlotte [Bolton] there was one dear friend she wanted to see have some one to truly love her and that was Hannah. She couldn’t think why she didn’t seem to care or notice any men.” With more of love and tenderness the letter concludes. Trying to write.

coverage:New York, New York
coverage:London, England
coverage:Chigwell, England

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-11-16

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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