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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 237, May 20, 1859

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Identifier: DX03385971

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 237, May 20, 1859

Description: Regarding an article written by Fanny Fern criticizing ''clumsy people,'' speculated to be about Cleve Thomson.

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came in, but he [James Parton] soon disappeared on a faint promise to return, which wasn't fulfilled. There's always the devils' own row if he spends an evening away from home. It's, "You can leave me [Fanny Fern] all alone," "What am I to do? &c. Talking with [Jesse] Haney this afternoon about that same Old Party, he intimated that he knew of such things of her doing that no one could believe or imagine, and yet he did not know the Worst. "He" (Jim tells me only what he can't help telling, in explanation fo what I see."

Fanny's last. In this weeks' Ledger she has a brief article "hating clumsy people." "Let them stay away till they can behave better &c." Mort Thomson's younger brother [Cleve Thomson], who returned three weeks ago from California, refused to accompany him to the house in consequence of this article, esteeming it leveled at him. "Tell her so," said he in answer to Mort's entreaties. No doubt the young fellow's right enough. Fanny may have a stronger reason for disliking him than that arising from breach of parlor etiquette. He (Cleve, I think his name is) was brought up with poor little "Chips [Anna Thomson]" and loved her as a sister. Mayhap therefore he resents Mort's indecent haste to replace her as an insult to the dead girl. Fanny would read this quick enough and hate him as an enemy at once. And when she hates she always injures — if she can. Haney hasn't seen Mort for some four weeks and supposes Mort purposely avoids him, being compelled

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-05-20

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

Subjects: Diaries

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