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	Fanny Fern s Dodges.     Lotty.
day s night s celebration of several birthdays.
(They want Jim, and as at Christmas, can
have him without incumbrances.)  The girls were
not asked to take off their bonnets.       Clif. Thom-
son was expected.     Not unlikely that Mort may
make him marry Nelly; hence Fanny might
object to exposing him to counter-attraction, in
the shape of the Edwards  girls.      She burked a
projected party, wherein Mort would have met
them, about a year ago, in Brooklyn, and her
object bothered us at the time.     We   Haney, Ca-
hill and I   went over there and the evening wore
on, we expectant of the girls and nothing but
some excuse coming of it.       Clif. will have a 
jolly time of it, if he can marry Nelly!    If ever ^|girl|
had the concentrated essence of her mother in her,
that girl has.           Fanny s father and mother
lived unhappily together   separated.
  9.  Thursday.  Writing, drawing and chores.
Not well.     Turned out by 4 and going
down Broadway, crowded and sunny, met
Lotty.      She was walking with a companion
of her own sex and addressed me.       Said she
was living at Fordham, rented a house, and
asked me to come and see her.    Cui bono?  She
looked very handsome with a splendor of brown
light in her eyes; was handsomely dressed.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page forty-seven
Description:Mentions meeting Lotty on the street.
Date:1860-02-08
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eldredge, Ellen; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Parton, James; Thomson, Clif; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Willis, Hannah; Willis, Nathaniel; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
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.