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                     Nast going to Sicily.
but respectable in his get up   less raffish than
of late, I fancy.                   Apropos of Fanny Fern,
what an immense amount of spites and small
incriminations must she have confided to the  Ans-
wers to Correspondents  to the Ledger!  I picked
up a copy of Feb, 1859, t other day and discover-
ed this in it:

[newspaper clipping]
  NELLY. You say your music teacher will persist in
giving you two hours  instruction instead of one, as your
mother wishes.  Just tell him, then, at the end of the
hour, that you have other engagements and leave the
room.  He has no
right to intrude
longer.  If he had
any self-respect
he would not do

[Gunn s diary continued]
It applies,
of course, to 					the absurd
little German, Ulric, the 			instructor
of Grace and Nelly.  This man, 		though a
puppy, had been encouraged into all sorts of fami-
liarities by Fanny s behavior towards him: they
  the family   were directly responsible for his folly.
This is one of innumerable instances.        I have seen
articles from her pen written at her husband.
  Little Nast has written from Genoa to Jack Ed-
wards.  He is going to Sicily to sketch Garibaldi s
revolutionary doings for the Illustrated N.Y. News,
which is, of course, a great secret.     Sally always
throws him over and professes utter indifference to
him in conversation, now.
  22.  Friday.  Writing and [phonography].  Down town
in the afternoon, to W. Leslie s, to Momus and
Nick-nax offices.  Bellew came in the latter.  Up-
town with him, after meeting Swinton and John
Wood.   Bellew had evidently been drinking, his man-
ner was peculiar.        He proposed that we should
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page forty-eight
Description:Criticizes a short article written by Fanny Fern referring to German music teacher Ulric.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eldredge, Ellen; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Garibaldi, Giuseppe; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Leslie, William; Music; Nast, Thomas; New York illustrated news.; New York ledger.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Parton, James; Swinton, Alfred; Ulric; Women; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, 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.