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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 60, September 7-9, 1856

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Identifier: DX03671486

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 60, September 7-9, 1856

Description: Regarding his suspicions that Fanny Fern is trying to get him to fall in love with Louisa Jacobs.

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for exaggerated remarks on folks. The handsome Creole [Louisa Jacobs] is graver, more thoughtful. I am mistaken if there is not an amiable intention on the part of "Fanny Fern" to abet my falling in love with Miss J — indeed the self sufficient donkey [Oliver] Dyer blurted out some stupid attempt at jocular allusion to such a presumption! It’s very kind of 'em. May the girl — kind and handsome as she is — find a good husband elsewhere. We had a merry walk; and I got back to New York by 11.

8. Monday. Note from Alf Waud. Will [Waud] thinks Boston suburbs superior to New York, and compares the city to a mixture of English country towns with bits of London and the Empire city. Writing all day. Out in the afternoon, calling at Wilds, and down town. Dropping in at the Ornithoryncus at night in company with Sol [Eytinge], met [A.F.] Banks who spoke of his book. How Shelton Mackenzie "very much admired it," and "liked every bone in it but one," and "undertook to find him a publisher."

9. Tuesday. Down town. Going to Wells and Webb for wood met [Frank] Bellew, and with him to a tavern in Dutch Street, where we had a two hours talk about this country, business, my book, and other matters. Return uptown with a load of box wood for cuts to the P of N.Y.B.H. This afternoon, our clergyman boarder Martin and his family left, for a house of their own after nearly four years residence. He came

Rights: NoC-US

Place: United States
New York

Dates: 1856-09-07

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Courtship
Boardinghouses
19th century

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