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  5. Saturday.     Down town with letters &c, then to the
Mercantile, finished six page article on  Punch  for
our compilation book, and with it to Partons.    Met him at
the door, gave it him, then to Bleecker St.   This morning
a heavy and continuous snow storm set in, far excee-
ding anything I have yet seen.  All the rest of the day and
night it lasted, and a wild night it proved.
  6. Sunday.  New York a half buried city, areas full,
windows half hidden, carts covered and streets impassable.
Out in the afternoon for walk.  To Banks.  With him
to old office, then back to supper, and then together to O 
Mana s (or Montgomery s) as he now wills to be designated.)
I not well.
  7.  Monday.  In doors all day writing.  Sol returning
from down town tells that Parton is married to  Fanny
Fern.   It occurred on Saturday afternoon or evening.
Wurzbach up, at night, with a drawing on wood from Alf
Waud to take to Leslie, and note.
  8.  Tuesday.   Wrote a note to Swinton requesting him
to cash up balance for books, due last August.         To
Leslie s & saw Hitchcock.  To Post Office.   Met Sol.
Up town wards together.   Looked in at  Young Sam  office,
parted in Broadway at Wileys.           I took bath at Canal
Street, then Bleecker.        Down town again in the evening,
to old room to fetch chair.  Streets Arctic.   Sleighseverywhere.
Looked in at Whitelaws.          Arnold and Yewel in our
basement on my return.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page one hundred and ninety-three
Description:Mentions that James Parton and Fanny Fern have married.
Date:1856-01-05
Subject:Arnold, George; Banks, A.F.; Eytinge, Solomon; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hitchcock; Leslie, Frank; Manning (O'Mana, Montgomery); Marriage; Parton, James; Swinton, Alfred; Waud, Alfred; Whitelaw, Matthew; Wurzbach; Yewell, George
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street; Broadway; Canal Street
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.