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	Nast caricatures Fanny Fern.
the tooth-ache, bearing it composedly after her
wont, going to have the tooth extracted on the mor-
row.        Talking with all the girls; Anne came
in at about 11.         Stayed till near midnight, Haney
walking to my door, through the heavy rain.   No
more news of Parton except that he has written
recently to Mrs Edwards.     His sister is dangerous-
ly ill of bronchitis.      All the Parton family have
a consumptive tendency.    Jack was 
writing again to Nast, this evening, in answer to
a letter just received from him.      It was a very
meagre one, containing no news, and a carica-
ture of Fanny Fern   an imaginary copy of a
photograph she destroyed in a fit of low spirits,
as related by Ed. Welles.       He, by the bye, has
recently heard of a brother s death, which explains
his absence from 745 of late.        Honeywell don t
show there either, is  offended,  as the girls say,
 about something. 
  10.  Saturday.  In doors, except for a run
out to post letter, all the wet, dreary day.    Lonely
and nervous and ill.              The evening brought
Stockton to Boweryem s room and by 9, I
had them up in mine, where over a modest
toddy with the former, I for a time forgot my
dreadful self-consciousness.   We talked of books
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page ninety-five
Description:Describes a caricature of Fanny Fern drawn by Thomas Nast.
Date:1860-11-09
Subject:Boweryem, George; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Nast, Thomas; Parton, James; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Stockton; Welles, Edward
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.