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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 169, December 12, 1859

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Identifier: DX03150785

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 169, December 12, 1859

Description: Regarding Grace Eldredge's appearance.

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[inca]pable of real friendship. They are horribly dull at Fanny [Fern]’s, lacking visitors. People won’t go there on the terms. Fanny, in all probability, told the lie about [Jesse] Haney’s being a disappointed suitor of Grace [Eldredge]’s to [Mortimer] Thomson, and he unquestionably would believe it. His coarseness must occasionally offend Grace; it has even little [Thomas] Nast. The girl altogether eclipses her mother, now; I have observed them on Broadway. Tall and showy, with fair, bright hair worn pretentiously in curls, with a good color, exuberently crinolined and dashingly-dressed generally, Grace throws Fanny into dusky shade; the latter looking old, blase and haggard. When I encounter Jim [Parton] with Fanny he always pointedly recognizes me, which probably costs him a row. Dined with Haney, sitting beside old Mr Eldredge. Little Jenny [Eldredge] has been sick of the scarlet fever, as also her mother. Mrs Griffin nee [Elizabeth] Gouverneur is at her Niagara home. Jack Edwards came after dinner. In an hours time we three turned out together and presently observed Jim and Fanny on the Fifth Avenue. Haney wanted to speak with the former, joined them and got kidnapped, so I took Jack home to tea with me. To the house afterwards where we found Nast, just returned from a journey to North Elba, in the

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-12-12

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Scarlatina
Children

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