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	       Fanny  won t go.
ing at first.   She was again charmed with her
host.   So refreshing!  she said of sturdy Bill s
manners,  it revives one like a fresh breeze. 
She had not then speculated on the possibility of the
breeze rising to such a wind as blew her out of the 
house.    When the folks got to picking apples in the
orchard, Fanny must needs pluck flowers and
moss and arrange them on a plate, beseeching  Mary 
to abandon her more useful employment to come
and admire them.    We did our best to keep her in
good humor,  said Mrs Edwards to me, six days
from the date under which I write  but one rainy
day, we were very much afraid she d break out. 
Well, the day of the Zouave drill arrived.  Fan
heard everything discussed without demur until the
morning and then intimated that she wouldn t go.
She and Jim were going to take a walk to the lower
fall, they should enjoy themselves very much, the
others were to go along and not trouble about them.
Everybody attempted to persuade her.     No! she
wouldn t go.     Mary ought to know that Mrs. Galu-
sha had insulted her by neglecting to call &c.     Jim
got indignant.    No! you won t go! not for the
universe, you wouldn t! nor the whole solar
system!     There was a row, Fanny holding
him to his promise, his sister dispensing with fur-
their entreaties about Fan, but telling him how
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and eighty-seven
Description:Regarding the visit of Fanny Fern and Jim Parton to Rochester, as told by Bill Rogers.
Date:1861-09-18
Subject:Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Gay, Sarah (Galusha); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Parton, James; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Rogers, William; 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.