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         Fanny Fern s Luck and Humbug.
talked about Fanny, of Stewart, the dry-
goods man, sending her a $100 shawl in fulfil-
ment of a rash promise made to a friend, on
reading a  Ledger  article of Fan s   said
friend immediately putting it into print.  Also
of her making a  touching  charity article
about an accordion-boy entering a city-car,
after she had pronounced him  a little Nui-
sance  and snubbed Jim for giving him a
penny!      Jim found his own remarks put
into her mouth in the  Ledger,  the unchari-
table part being transferred to a stranger!
  Mat, rosy and pretty, sat beside Haney
(?)  Left at the usual hour.
  25.  Monday.   In doors till 5, among
other matters writing to Babbage and consul
Bunch.       Met Billington in Broadway,
anon Colt, with an acquaintance of his.  Learn-
ing that Lindsay is in New York, went to
the little arms-store.   He had just left.    Re-
turning up-town, overtook and walked with
Phillips, interchanging a nod with Nicholas,
as he passed.      After dinner or supper (for
our 6   meal may be either) got a letter
from my mother, inclosing one from Rosa.
Apprehensions in consequence of my silence
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and ninety-one
Description:Regarding the inspiration for one of Fanny Fern's articles.
Date:1861-02-24
Subject:Babbage, George; Billington; Bunch, Robert; Colt, Amos H.; Edwards, Martha; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Lindsay; New York ledger.; Nicholas, John G.W.; Parton, James; Phillips; Stewart (dry-goods man)
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2010-05-20

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen
Description:Describes 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, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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.