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	      Parton  caves in. 
gainst the wall and did tragedy.     Still Rogers
told him that he should not go and that she should,
if Jim wished it so.    I told him it was
all theatrical on her part,  he said;  that she
had no feeling for him, only selfish ones.  He
said something about her having slept in his arms
or nonsense of that sort.    I got mad and half-
disgusted and left them.         Of course Fanny
carried her point then.       Parton joined Rogers
at the stable presently, when they parted in
friendly sort, Bill giving him to understand that
he should always be glad to see him, but that it
must not be accompanied as then.   If ever you
hear lies against me (as you will) recollect that
I and Mary shall be always the same towards
you!  said Jim s sturdy brother-in-law.     A lad
drove the wretched pair to Rochester and Fan
had her victim again.         There s but one word
in the English language which does justice to her, 
I commented, when Rogers brought his narration
to a close.   And that is Bitch!  he rejoined, put-
ting it in vocal capitals.        Notwithstanding which,
I think that the opposition didn t behave judiciously,
nor was it altogether in the right.   But Jim s in-
domitable sister believes in resistence, in spiriting
up her brother to do what he is physically and mo-
rally incapable of.   Jim s subjugation by the mis-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and ninety-two
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.