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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 225, September 1-8, 1857

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Identifier: DX03798509

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 225, September 1-8, 1857

Description: Mentions a visit to James Parton in Brooklyn and a story about A.F. Banks told by John A. Wood.

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in Boston, of course the “Allie [Vernon]” business was talked over with Will Waud. He, Will, told me, in confidence, that he had once picked up a letter from Allie to [Jesse] Haney, in which she apostrophized him as “her little brown beauty” and invited him to “come to her arms,” stating the time when Covill [Lemuel Covell] would be out of the way! —— Met [Frank] Royal and [Augustus] Fay at different times. [Alfred] Swinton called. Went to [James] Parton’s with Haney on Saturday evening, meeting Parton and “Fanny [Fern]” at the ferry and accompanying them. She is just about getting a new book out and gave us copies. Miss [Louisa] Jacobs returned from Boston that day. A Mr Ulrich, Grace [Eldredge]’s music master came. Sitting on the steps in the cool of the evening, music and talk. “Fanny” in spirits. A very pleasant evening, protracted till 11. Saw Selina Jewell one morning, she having designed calling on me, and getting out of an omnibus in Broadway on recognizing me. With her mother [Celina Jewell] she has been residing in Saltersville, near Bergen N. J. half an hours walk from Jersey City. They design returning to New York in a fortnight. Met [Joseph] Scoville one day. Talked of making money in stock speculations. Met [John A.] Wood who told me a good story of [A.F.] Banks. Banks has, it seems gone to live at the back of Hoboken, and assigned as his reasons for doing so, the information that he had been getting into intrigues. “A handsome California widow,” and a young lady of fortune ”&c — they persecuted me, Sir, — had to go!” Next morning the recipient of this intelligence (some respectable Englishman)

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Dates: 1857-09-08

Type(s): Diary
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Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries

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