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  11.  Saturday.  Drawing hard.  Down town by
5, meeting Wood (J. A) by the way.     Didn t get
paid at Pic Office.  Return, tired, and to bed early.
  I have omitted to put down two things.  Yesterday
and to-day I got a letter and a visit from   Lotty.
Yesterday she called at about 8, with a Miss Duryee,
anticipating my meeting her at Maillard s confectionary
which was the request of her note.     She came to tell
me that she had quitted West Farms for the city, was
temporarily living with her father.   We all three talk-
ed awhile in the parlor and I left the two at the
corner of the street, just before the commencement of a 
violent rain-storm.             This morning, Lotty mounted
upstairs to my room. (She had done so yesterday,
in my absence, to write the note.)   She found me
at work and stayed perhaps half an hour.  More
anon of her and her story.   I seem destined to know
all about it.
  12.  Sunday.   Chores &c till 4, then to 16th 
St and found Parton in Haney s room.   Out, and
supped together at Reeds, staying there so long and
subsequently in Washington Square that I missed
Chapin for the nonce.     Parton leaving, Haney spoke
of a truce patched up by Fanny; overtures of reconcilia-
tion being made to him.   She let s go her accusation,
then, as loosely as she made it!   She lied to Mrs Edwards
too, of Haney!                   To Edwards for an hour or so.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page eighteen
Description:Mentions two visits from Lotty and a truce between Fanny Fern and Jesse Haney.
Subject:Duryee, Mrs.; Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Kidder; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Parton, James; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; Washington Square
Scan Date:2011-01-31


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the antics of New York literary Bohemians, Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage, visits to the Edwards family, a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and other friends, letters from Frank Cahill and Bob Gun's mistresses, Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection, Charles Damoreau's return from Boston to live in New York, and attending the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; 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.