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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 168, December 12, 1859

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Identifier: DX03149991

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 168, December 12, 1859

Description: Regarding when the relationship between Mort Thomson and Grace Eldredge began.



others. Talk of trips to London and counter-visits to Oxfordshire. Yesterday, I spent as follows. Went to [Jesse] Haney’s by 1; a dull day threatening snow. Sat conversing in his spacious room, atop of the house, opposite the Roman Catholic church. First we talked about the Irving Mag, which he and [James L.] Smith publish in a week or more. I’ve written an In Memorium anent its involuntary sponsor’s recent death, for which [Jesse] Haney, this morning, paid me $12. Then about Jim [Parton] and Fanny [Fern]. Haney goes to the house still, detesting to do so and avoiding seeing Fanny as much as possible. There have been rows about it, as also a tremendous one about Jim’s visiting his mother, who for two or three weeks has been staying at Edwards’, but recently returned to the country. Fanny’s position is now that “everybody hates her.” Jim is something of a prisoner, every visit abroad involving a fearful row. Mort Thomson is out west, doing a highly successful lecture season. Comparing notes about Mort’s affair with Grace [Eldredge], Haney and I made ot out that it must have commenced within something like a fortnight of poor “Chips” [Anna Thomson’s] death. A Minnesota friend of the Thomsons’, a lady, when on a visit to them, gave Mort a rowing about the indecency of the thing. [Edward] Wells has come out to the extent of asserting to Haney that Mort is inca-

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-12-12

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries


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