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a sober brow at the return from the
pic-nic that they have been at him to know
the reason.    Sally asked me, on my customary
drop in at the house, after Chapins!
  Haney has visited Mort Thomson and says
there s a desire for the acceptation of a general
act of amenity on Fanny s part to include
both myself as well as him.    Jim has broach-
ed it.     I ll see Old Party damned first!
The intimacy came to a proper and natural
conclusion; I was outlawed from no wrong
or lack of fealty, and will assu-
redly neither pamper her confounded arrogance
by accepting a pardon for no offence, or for-
feit my own pleasanter independence.   So
much for her consistency towards one whom
she chose to Ledgerize as a sycophant and
backbiter.                               Apropos of Mort
he with Sol Eytinge, went up in Frank Leslie s
editorial room last week, the latter intent on
licking Watson   not the vulturous-looking but
the red-headed one, for that he, in his cups,
had been defaming the chaste Allie!   Cahill
reports this Watson as a slimy and treacherous
person and J. A. Wood says he is addicted
to tattling when drunk.    Of late he has consorted
intimacy with his vulturous namesake.    Well,
Mort and Eytinge, both being intoxicated, found
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page fifty-one
Description:Mentions an attempt by Fanny Fern to patch up relations with him.
Date:1859-07-10
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eytinge, Solomon; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge); Watson, Frederick; Women; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
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.