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	   Fanny  calls names,
breakfast in the morning  you never saw two
such Guys,  depones Rogers.  Neither had slept a
wink all night.       Jim had begged her to let him
have silence, when he would return with her to New
York in the morning; she had wept and bewailed 
herself and accused him.     After breakfast the
opposition, discovering that Jim was really so
ill and weak as to be unfit for travel, suggested
that she should go to a hotel in Rochester, to remain
there during the day and that Jim should join
her in time for the night-train.   The prime mover
of this was, of course, Mrs Rogers, who prevail-
ed upon her husband to undertake the agreeable
task of breaking it to Fan.        Fan in the mean
time had tried to enlist him as her champion, talk-
ing dispraise of his wife, when the ex-Californ-
ian shut her up very promptly.      Then Fanny,
in a bit of a walk with her husband, was guilty
of the additional imprudence of calling his sister
 an ill-tempered skeleton!  at which Jim blas-
phemed and left her, straightway retailing the
epithet to the person so complimented, who of
course, told her husband.      This made Rogers
irate and he upspake strongly to Fanny, when
she stubbornly expressed her determination not
to leave that house unless she took her husband
with her.      Meantime Jim had secreted himself
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and eighty-nine
Description:Regarding the visit of Fanny Fern and Jim Parton to Rochester, as told by Bill Rogers.
Date:1861-09-18
Subject: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

 

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.