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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 218, March 27-28, 1856

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Identifier: DX04002482

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 7, page 218, March 27-28, 1856

Description: Comments on Fanny Fern's openness about her relationship with James Parton in her New York Ledger column.

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from the lips of a woman. She [Fanny Fern] not only puts "Jim" [James Parton] in the ledger [New York Ledger] from week to week, as "Mr Pax" but tells one all sorts of things about him, quizzing and fudging most enormously. She has got him (in, in common with a batch of others) in last week's paper by name, with his height &c.) Also she told personally of her dressing up in his clothes yester evening, and how she looked, (rather minutely,) and how "they wished I had come in." She put on my hat too, and talked of the privilege accorded by it. It's all very innocent perhaps and a stranger oughtn't to object but I wonder Parton likes it. Does he?

Our book is being printed and we’re to get proofs day by day. I have the first batch now.

28. Thursday. In doors writing hard all day. Proofs, and finished the 25th Chapter of Physiology. Letter from [Joseph] Greatbatch, and from [William] Barth. The parents of the latter [George and Sarah Barth] have gone, formally, over to the Spiritual knocking knaveries. Just as I expected. Bah! As I write now, 'tis at sunset, and has been a raw, moist, brooding, dull day, somewhat clearing up towards its close. The city, from my garret window looks sombre-colored, and in the west the sun goes down in sickly yellow, a strait line of embankment of gray, blue clouds engirdling the horizon. Aloft is a the sky is of a faint, calm, inane purple. The breeze is fresh and kind on my forehead, and seems

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-03-27

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Clothing and dress
Diaries
Marriage
Women
Writing
Authors
Women authors
Spiritualism

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