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him there, where he died, and I think very few regretted
him.
			           /
  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 chaly-
beate 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 a Miss
Susan, 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 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 Ban-
bury 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.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page fourteen
Description:Describes a walk with Rosa Bolton to visit the Gregory family.
Date:1855-02-01
Subject:Bolton, George; Bolton, Rosa (Gunn); Church buildings; Gregory; Gregory, Susan; Gunn, Thomas; Gunn, Thomas Butler
Coverage (City/State):Astrop, [England]
Scan Date:2011-02-02

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven
Description:Includes an account of his family history and descriptions of his visits with family and friends in England, witnessing a procession for Louis Napoleon in London, traveling in Paris with his brothers Charley and Edwin, his friend Harry Price's mental illness, his journey across the Atlantic to New York on the ship Washington, the marriage of Fanny Fern and James Parton, meetings of the Ornithoryncus Club in New York, and Alfred Waud's elopement with Mary Brainard.
Subject:Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Mental illness; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):London, England; Paris, France; New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.