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             Fanny  and Jim of the Avenue.
was in town, having been in New York for some
weeks.  He made a tour through Canada east and
the eastern states, visiting the White Mountains,
previously.   He is stopping at Kelly s house and
has called for me during my absence in Canada.
To the Evening Post Office; saw Maverick and Hen-
derson.     Up town.       Went to see the Woodward
girls in the evening, meeting Fite by the way.      Gos-
sip with them and Richardson till near 11.          Said
Susy:  I saw your friend Fanny Fern walking
with her husband on the Fifth Avenue, the other
day, and how loving they did look, to be sure!  She
nearly had her face against his!        And he?  I ask-
ed.     Oh! he looked so fond of her!         No doubt.
His Tetty, like old Johnson s, has fascinations for
him, though Haney, the Edwardses and the Rogerses
indignantly refuse to recognize a fact potent enough
to me.        Didn t he write letters to her calculated
to gratify her gross taste, and didn t the woman
show them to me with an air of triumph?  It s bosh
pitying him; he reaps as he sowed.
  25.  Wednesday.   A letter from the best and
dearest and kindest of earnest-hearted loving wo-
men   Hannah, whom God make me worthy of
and bring me to   soon if it may be! though the
prayer sounds cruelly self-reproachful to me, that
I haven t compassed it.   For that reason I dare
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and eight
Description:Mentions a visit to the Woodward sisters.
Date:1861-09-24
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Edwards, George; Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Fite; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Henderson; Kelly; Marriage; Maverick, Augustus; Parton, James; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Richardson (boarder); Rogers, William; Women; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]
Coverage (Street):Fifth Avenue
Scan Date:2010-06-15

 

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.