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Found only Mrs Edwards and a brother-in-law
of Parton s, Haney, the girls, Jack and Mr Serrell
having gone to the theatre.     Parton in for fifteen min-
utes, from a look-in at the theatre, also.        Waited till
the return of the party, stayed half-an-hour, then with
Haney back to Bleecker Street.     A pipe in his room;
talk of things in general.     The Thomson s are getting
very tired of Cahill, whose habits are only spasmodic-
ally reformable.   Mrs Edwards, too, has heard of
them and spoken to Haney on the subject.     To bed
past midnight, or rather to Lot 19, that being chalked
on my bedstead.             Let me not forget to chroni-
ce that  Fanny  (bless her!!) has pitched into me in
the Ledger, or to subjoin her article.    I bought the num-
ber to see Bonner s attack on Mc Elrath, Haney telling
me of it.    He didn t make the application of Fanny s
article.    I caught sight of it while having a pipe, just
before turning in to bed, and would wish no better re-
venge on the writer than her witnessing how I enjoyed
it.     All the portion about crowing on the strength of
her acquaintance is simply lies, though I dare say
she believes it.   I suppose my Restaurant articles in the
Pic are squinted at, toward the beginning.    The notion
of the  far-off worshipper  being repelled by the  ill-bred
pigmy  (who is 5 feet 10 3/4 high!) is emphatically
rich!    Of course I m a pigmy intellectually and mo-
rally, means Fan.     For the  soliciting favors  thats
a lie, in allusion to her having written an article on my
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and five
Description:Regarding his enjoyment of Fanny Fern's article about him in the ''New York Ledger.''
Subject:Bonner, Robert; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; McElrath; New York ledger.; Parton, James; Serrell, Edward W.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Bleecker Street
Scan Date:2011-01-31


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.