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	      A Row with Jim.
how his friends expected his presence.    Fan either
walked out or went up stairs   I think the for-
mer   and the prompt Mary incautiously whisked
Jim off to the proposed entertainment.  During
it, Fanny did the emotion in her room or lin-
gered about the outside of the house.   Uncle
John  saw her sitting on the stoop and told Rogers
there was a woman there.   Perhaps you d better
ask her if she doesn t want some cold victuals, 
responded bluff Bill.     When Jim and Mary
returned, Fanny descended from her apartment
and addressing honest Jack Edwards, who sat
near the door, requested his company for an eve-
ning walk, saying that she knows that she
cannot sleep that night without exercise.  Jack
rises with such palpable reluctance that she per-
ceives it, and  won t trouble him.   Whisking round
towards Jim who sits beside his sister, she de-
mands his company  if Mary can spare him. 
Mary replies,  Oh yes, Fanny!  says that she is
just going to bed and wishes her guest a good-
night, to which Fanny tosses her head without
reciprocation.   Then Jim breaks out into indignant
blasphemy: He ll be damned if he ll go with her,
he says.     And, marching out, he leaves her to
tears and execrations.    And so that night ends
stormily.  When Fan and Jim came down to
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and eighty-eight
Description:Regarding the visit of Fanny Fern and Jim Parton to Rochester, as told by Bill Rogers.
Subject:Edwards, John; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Parton, James; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Rogers, William; Women
Coverage (City/State):[Rochester, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-11


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.