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							165
  Turned out for some beer, met Wilbour and
took him to Howells.   Nobody there whom I knew.    A
fine clear night; past 12, an alarm of fire and the
engine-companies tearing down Broadway.
  17.  Sunday.  With Haney and Jack Edwards re-
peating our last Sunday s ramble.  A lovely day, cool,
clear, and for the most part, sunny.   Catching small
fish &c for aquarium.   Returned by 5 1/2.   I to Cha-
pin s in the evening; Jack there, also.   Home with him
afterwards.   Haney and Cahill there.        A funny
little bit of slander told by the latter, privately to the
former of  Mrs  Allie Eytinge s getting-off.   She attri-
butes Haney s breaking-off of intimacy with her to her
having refused his offer of marriage!  This she has
told to the Thomsons.       Sol and Allie live miserably
together, now, as is inevitable.   They can retain no
intimates.  Which is also the lot of  Fanny Fern.   In-
deed, the natures of the two ^|women| are intrinsically the same,
but the one is the more overpoweringly selfish.   Allie,
I learn, has six sisters   all in the same road.   Their
father was a butcher.  This accounts for Josey s gla-
ring Boweryisms.           A lie in the instinctive resort
of a weak and selfish nature, in women.  I don t think
it would enter my head, the possibility of lying about a
man, let me detest him ever so much.    All low women
are prone to unveracity.
  18.  Monday.  Down town, hither and thither, Omni-
bus, Pic, Post Offices &c.   Tried to find Mr Edwards  the
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page one hundred and eighty-six
Description:Comments on Allie Vernon and Fanny Fern.
Date:1859-04-16
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Richard; Edwards, John; Eytinge, Solomon; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Vernon, Josey; Wilbour; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten
Description:Includes descriptions of an explosion of a boat on the North River, New York literary Bohemians, boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the death of writer Mort Thomson's young wife Anna, working on the publication ''Constellation,'' visits to the Edwards family, a falling out with Fanny Fern over an article he wrote criticizing ''The New York Ledger,'' a rumor that Fitz James O'Brien is the heir to an Irish baronetcy, and a change of landladies at his boarding house.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):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.