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ger article which I subjoin.   She really
shows pretty shrewd intuition of her adversaries
opinions , but is a tremendous fool to publish to
all the Ledger readers the fact that her husband s
relatives detest her.    How the Bostonians must
chuckle over it!  And how delightful for Jim!
  There s something to be said on Fanny s side
of the question too, worthy as she is of the epithet
which awoke such indignation in the bosom of Mrs
Tow-wouse s chambermaid.    Mrs Edwards had a
dislike to her from the outset.   And I believe Jim
himself has let Fanny know how she is regarded.
He s just the man to be guilty of such a piece of
candor, believing so well of the woman as to suppose
she wouldn t hate with all her hating might, in
consequence.           Mort Thomson has shaved off
his beard, sporting only a moustache.  He must be
trimmed and condensed to the womens  fancies
of course.     Ed. Wells, perchance in dutiful imi-
tation, has also retrenched his beard into an
unassuming pair of whiskers.          Another
item in illustration of the thousand scoundrelisms of
O Brien.    Gun going tonight to an advertising
bootmaker learns that the Baron Inchiquin has
victimized said bootmaker to the amount of $70
or so.     He came with a good customer, wherefore,
the man gave him credit.      I d like to shoot him,  
said the defrauded tradesman.
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page eighty-one
Description:Regarding an article written by Fanny Fern for ''The New York Ledger,'' responding to a letter she found from Mary Rogers, criticizing her marriage with James Parton.
Subject:Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; New York ledger.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Parton, James; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Welles, Edward; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.