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and only commenced in the afternoon, unable till then
to invent some comic notion for subject.     Did it by
the evening.
  {20.  Wednesday, to       Getting betterish, and
  23.  Saturday (inclusive.)}       writing briskly, with some
drawing for the Picayune   or rather Nic nax.    A
letter from my dear Mother, containing one I had posted
for Many Ann, twelve months ago, which has been re-
turned to them.   Some incidental readings, and
generally a walk each day, one to Hoboken, in the
deep snow. (I was signally wretched that morning but
found my mother s letter on return.)   Generally writing
at nights till latish.     Sol with a sort throat below,
which combined with a bust at the Ornitherycus, tem-
porarily has floored him.     Haney sallowish and busy,
Levison as wont, alternately endurably, fawning,
plausible, decently behaved   what you will.
  24. Sunday.  The cheeriest and pleasantest of
spring mornings.   Over to Brooklyn, there, after
a brisk walk, to Davis s lodgings.     Sat half an
hour talking with his wife and mother in law, but
he not appearing, returned to New York and dinner.
He visited me at evening.     To Partons for twenty
minutes, and then to the Edwards .          How es-
pecially down upon  Fanny Fern  all the women ap-
pear to be.   There s an amount of respectable rancour
manifested, though in the gentlest and most incidental
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page two hundred and sixteen
Description:Regarding the disapproval of the women in the Edwards family of Fanny Fern.
Date:1856-03-19
Subject:Davis; Davis, Mrs.; Edwards, George; Eytinge, Solomon; Fern, Fanny; Greatbatch, Mary Anne; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Levison, William; Ornithorhynchus Club; Parton, James
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
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.