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ness to meet such attacks.
  30.  Monday.  [Phonography], & writing, till late at
night.  Out in the afternoon.
  31.  Tuesday.   To Century Office, with article
on the Herald; Pic Office &c.  Met Scoville on
my way up town, and passed Mort Thomson with
another, reciprocating a nod.   Mort s present af-
finity has induced a slight modification of his for-
mer extremely Tribuney appearance: his hair is
shorter, his hat possesses no such amplitude of
brim.     I don t feel anyway unkindly towards
him for his ratting towards the enemy, his position
may plead some sort of apology, though tis pity he
has not a stronger backbone to his soul.   There was
never any special friendship, though always good-
will between us.  But he assumed much more to-
wards Haney whom he now avoids, also.     Had
he set his foot down firmly, with:  its your feud  
you may be right enough but I am not to be
expected to share the quarrel,  the old woman
might have resented it, but would have cowered.
She is of that nature which becomes more merciless
exacting and imperious by concession.   I believe in
resistance in such cases.         Mort will pay a
dear price for his whistle.  No such simple-minded
worship will be accorded to him as was offered
by the poor girl lying in Greenwood   Grace s r le
will be very, very different.   She accepts him with
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Ten: page two hundred and forty-nine
Description:Regarding Mort Thomson siding with Fanny Fern in her feud with Jesse Haney.
Date:1859-05-29
Subject:Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Scoville, Joe; Thomson, Anna (''Chips''); Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

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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.