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house and  if any one ever played the hypocrite
she does   according to the testimony of W. Bolton
who met her there.    George Gardiner is getting the
cold shoulder at Neithrop, anent his pursuit of little
Sarah Ann who retorts  unpleasant things to her
mother.        Morris brought up a note from Haney.
Nature at Grafton Centre  stony, hilly and stumpy,
landlord and wife alterative, tea weak, cake heavy :
Knudsen coming in for a little ignoring by the girls
Haney  getting case-hardened   (?)         Went to
Bellews  new abode in the evening, he out.  To 16th
street, saw the Eldredges, Mrs Pot &c.  Leslie
out of town, Mrs Gouverneur and Miss Cooper at
Niagara.  Pounden pere  on his good behavior , to
be received into his wife s good graces, she at Staten
Island.           To Edwards  finding Mrs E at
work repairing the upturned carpet, Mr E look-
ing on.      Parton s mother is visiting the Edwards 
and yesterday Fanny Fern came there to visit her,
for the first time.         The Ledger article was ex-
clusively directed at Jim s sister, indeed an answer
to her letter.    Jim had read certain portions of
it to Fanny which set her curious as to the rest.
The allusion to  clandestine  marriage is pertinent.
Jim s sister was wedded secretly, just on the eve
of her husband s departure for California and for
two years nobody knew anything of it.       Fanny
and Parton start for five days at Lake George;
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page eighty-five
Description:Regarding Fanny Fern's relations with her in-laws.
Subject:Bellew, Frank; Bolton, Mary; Bolton, Sarah Ann; Bolton, William; Chinner, Mary Anne; Cooper, Lucia; Edwards, George; Edwards, Sarah; Eldredge; Eldredge, Mrs.; Fern, Fanny; Gardner, George; Gouverneur, Mrs. (Gill, Griffin); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Leslie, William; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Parton, James; Parton, Mary (Rogers); Parton, Mrs.; Potter, Mrs.; Pounden; Rogers, William
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
Scan Date:2011-01-31


Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the antics of New York literary Bohemians, Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage, visits to the Edwards family, a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and other friends, letters from Frank Cahill and Bob Gun's mistresses, Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection, Charles Damoreau's return from Boston to live in New York, and attending the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, 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 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.