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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 216, March 19-24, 1856

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Identifier: DX04000693

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 216, March 19-24, 1856

Description: Regarding the disapproval of the women in the Edwards family of Fanny Fern.

Transcription:

and only commenced in the afternoon, unable till then to invent some comic notion for subject. Did it by the evening.

[20. Wednesday through 23. Saturday] Getting betterish, and writing briskly, with some drawing for the Picayune — or rather Nic nax. A letter from my dear Mother [Naomi Butler Gunn], containing one I had posted sent for Many Ann [Greatbatch], twelve months ago, which has been returned to them. Some incidental readings, and generally a walk each day, one to Hoboken, in the deep snow. (I was signally wretched that morning but found my mother's letter on return.) Generally writing at nights till latish. Sol [Eytinge] with a sore throat below, which combined with a bust at the Ornitherycus, temporarily has floored him. [Jesse] Haney sallowish and busy, [William] Levison as wont, alternately [word crossed out] endurably, fawning, plausible, decently behaved — what you will.

24. Sunday. The cheeriest and pleasantest of spring mornings. Over to Brooklyn, there, after a brisk walk, to Davis's lodgings. Sat half an hour talking with his wife and mother in law, but he not appearing, returned to New York and dinner. He visited me at evening. To [James] Partons for twenty minutes, and then to the Edwards'. How especially down upon "Fanny Fern" all the women appear to be. There's an amount of respectable rancor manifested, though in the gentlest and most incidental

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-03-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Drinking of alcoholic beverages
Boardinghouses
19th century

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