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manner by Mrs E, (Parton s aunt) on
the subject of the marriage, which is quite edifying.
As for Mrs Levison, she can t keep her tongue from
open abuse when  Fanny  is mentioned.
  25.  Monday.   A morning s bit of a rush
up Broadway, and dropped in at the Waverly
with a book for Parton.     Then to room & writing
all the variable day.    Sunshine, cloud, drizzle, rain,
sleet and snow.
  26.  Tuesday.   Wrote to Mr Greatbatch, and
thundering long letter to Alf Waud.     Down town to
post-office in afternoon.     Found W. Waud had
returned, and with him, Haney and Sol up.
Bleecker wards by 5 1/2, dropping in at Haney s new
chamber   (the one formerly occupied by Bellew, op-
posite the Saint Nicholous,) and at the Ornithoryncus,
where we found Wurzbach eating sour kraut, and pre-
sently saw O Brien.                   I to writing & drawing
in evening.       A letter from Dillon.   He and Hart
have become partners in a lithographic establishment, in
  27.  Wednesday.  A brief rapid series of walks
about Washington square, well, hopeful and
happy, and profoundly grateful to God for it.   Return
to work, with pen or pencil.    Evening to Parton s,
and there till 10 1/2.           Fanny certainly talks with
greater freedom than I have ever heard before
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seven: page two hundred and seventeen
Description:Mentions that Dillon Mapother and Hart have set up a lithographic business in Louisville.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Edwards, Sarah; Eytinge, Solomon; Fern, Fanny; Greatbatch, Joseph; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Levison, William; Mapother, Dillon; Marriage; O'Brien, Fitz James; Parton, James; Waud, Alfred; Waud, William; Wurzbach
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Washington Square
Scan Date:2011-02-02


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.