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	Slavery and Tyranny akin.
erable and misery-inflicting catamaran who now
owns him is only a different development of the
same weakness which made him infatuated about
that female fool Ann Edwards, when a younger
man   whom, too, he once backed up in her shameful
mutinies against his good aunt, Mrs. Edwards,
a woman worth a hundred such step-daughters.
Had Jim married a woman who loved and admi-
red him he would have tyrannized over her, intel-
lectually   as perhaps Haney unconsciously propo-
sed to do with Sally Edwards, and so   lost her.
That young person s selfishness saved her there,
as it has made her choose one who may prove a 
far worse tyrant, because a stupid one.     Haney s 
faith in Jim is touching and womanish, therefore
liable to abuse.  The loyalest of friends  doesn t
dare to visit his eulogist, for fear of the intolera-
ble despot, sensualist and shrew who  sleeps in his
his arms.        Which woman really has torn the
clothes off her husband s back in some of her furious
assaults.      He was in mortal dread of her burn-
ing the M. S. of his third volume of Jackson, as
she threatened.  Were I Jim, I d horsewhip
her until she prayed for mercy.        In the
row at Rogers, Mrs Edwards escaped witnes-
sing it, by going out with Jack.          Lunched
with Rogers at 2, then back to Heylyn s store.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page one hundred and ninety-three
Description:Regarding the marriage of Fanny Fern and Jim Parton.
Date:1861-09-18
Subject:Edwards, Ann; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Heylyn, Edward; Marriage; Nast, Thomas; Parton, James; 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.