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others.          Talk of trips to London
and counter-visits to Oxfordshire.            Yester-
day, I spent as follows.   Went to Haney s by
1; a dull day threatening snow.        Sat conver-
sing in his spacious room, atop of the house, oppo-
site the Roman Catholic church.      First we tal-
ked about the Irving Mag, which he and Smith
publish in a week or more.   I ve written an   In
Memorium anent its involuntary sponsor s recent
death, for which Haney, this morning, paid me $12.
Then about Jim and Fanny.          Haney goes to the
house still, detesting to do so and avoiding seeing
Fanny as much as possible.       There have been rows
about it, as also a tremendous one about Jim s
visiting his mother, who for two or three weks has
been staying at Edwards , but recently returned
to the country.     Fanny s position is now that  every
body hates her.    Jim is something of a prisoner,
every visit abroad involving a fearful row.   Mort
Thomson is out west, doing a highly successful
lecture season.       Comparing notes about Mort s
affair with Grace,  Haney and I made ot out 
that it must have commenced within something
like a fortnight of poor  Chips  death.     A Minne-
sota friend of the Thomsons , a lady, when on
a visit to them, gave Mort a rowing about the 
indecency of the thing.    Wells has come out to
the extent of asserting to Haney that Mort is inca-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and sixty-eight
Description:Regarding when the relationship between Mort Thomson and Grace Eldredge began.
Date:1859-12-12
Subject:Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; Parton, Mrs.; Smith, James L.; Thomson, Anna (''Chips''); Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Welles, Edward
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.