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              Fanny Fern  on the Rampage. 
something wilfully scandalous and calculated
to create an infinity of row.             I should like
to come across her, before her departure, to
hear her story and see how it lies between her
and Brentnall.    She d tell me about it, with the
usual monstrous per-centage of lying.        Down-
town.     Passed Fanny Fern with Grace, the
former grinning, on the arm of Neal of the  Tri-
bune,  he with a Scotch cap, curly hair and
as if proud of his position.      Saw Haney at his
office; with him to the Post-office.    Parton has
written to Mrs. Edwards and to Fanny.           To
the Battery, there to see the head o the harbor
police.      Return up-town.    Writing all the after-
noon; to 745 by 9 in the evening.           The girls,
Anne, Haney, Brown (Mort s elder brother) and
his pretty sister there at first; presently the two
latter left.        Stayed till 11, walking homewards
with Haney subsequently.   He had received and
read to me a letter from Parton.        It stated that
on his return home, on Tuesday, he escaped the
storm  under cover of a cloud of tobacco smoke, 
sleeping upstairs, in his own room, and also
evaded it till after breakfast; when it burst
in fury, scattering his papers, writings, wafers,
coal-scuttle &c and raging with the utmost vio-
lence.     He smoked and took it philosophically;
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page ninety-three
Description:Gives details relating to Fanny Fern and James Parton's separation.
Date:1860-11-07
Subject:Brentnall; Brown, Edward; Brown, Josie; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Kidder, Charlotte (Whytal, Granville); Neill, Henry; Parton, James
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]
Scan Date:2010-04-27

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.