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                Visited the Rogers  Family.
Rogers said, with emphasis on the word, but
making light of the fact, which his wife sub-
sequently ignored utterly, with that magnificent
unfairness universal in women towards those 
they don t like.    The thing had been intended be-
fore we had ever heard of her coming!  declaimed 
Mrs R.        Doubtless she and her husband were
not superior to the human weakness of desiring to
see the  Juvenile Zouaves in the Ledger, though both
would have strenuously denied it, and it might be
merely a secondary principle in inducing their in-
vitation to Fanny.        Well, Fanny having taken
a dislike to Mrs Galusha, who, she declared had not
treated her with proper respect and deference, when
in New York, in not calling to bid her farewell, ex-
torted a promise from Jim, given in such terms
as:  If you don t go, I won t.         So to Rochester
they came, Mrs Edwards and Jack being there,
and Mrs Thomson, Mort Thomson s mother stay-
ing at Galushas.    Fanny, by the way, hates her now,
declaring that she is false, a hypocrite, and the
like, to Mrs Rogers, though she flies at,  dear So-
phy  and kisses her when they meet.   Why does
she detest her?  I asked of Jim s sister,  she
used to be Fanny s most devoted.     Because she
is a woman!  replied Mrs Rogers.        Fanny and
Jim came then, and she did a good deal of gush-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and eighty-six
Description:Regarding the visit of Fanny Fern and Jim Parton to Rochester, as told by Bill Rogers.
Date:1861-09-18
Subject:Edwards, John; Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Galusha; Gay, Sarah (Galusha); Gunn, Thomas Butler; New York ledger.; Parton, James; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Rogers, William; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Thomson, Sophy; Women
Coverage (City/State):[Rochester, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-11

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.