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           And is assaulted by Bill Rogers.
in one of the upper rooms with Mary, hoping
that Fanny would be persuaded out of the house,
affording him a brief respite from his daily
Tophet.      The proposition of removal, at first
made by Rogers in his wife s presence, being ob-
stinately refused by Fanny, Mary had left the
room and sought her brother.     Then a decided
row occurred between Rogers and Fanny.    He
told her that the relations between host and guest
were mutual, that he would not have his house
turned into a hell for anybody, that she should
leave it without seeing her husband if Jim so
desired it.      She tried to rush up stairs; he
barred the way.    She shouted  Jim!  ( squawking
and yelling  as Roger s called it, so loudly that
she was audible to a considerable distance) ad-
ding considerably to Roger s exasperation.  He
put his hands on her shoulders, she clung
to the banisters and squawked  Jim!   As no
Jim appeared, Rogers got her down stairs.   Ig-
norant of her husband s locality, they did not
want to undeceive her, so Rogers went out of 
doors, biding his chance to see his wife and through
her, to communicate with Parton.     Fanny follow-
ed him.           Presently getting rid of her, he got
up stairs and obtained speech with his
wife   interrupted by the apparition of Fanny
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and ninety
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.