Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page eighty-one

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Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 81, August 6, 1859

Description: Regarding an article written by Fanny Fern for The New York Ledger, responding to a letter she found from Mary Rogers, criticizing her marriage with James Parton.

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[Led]ger article which I subjoin. She [Fanny Fern] really shows pretty shrewd intuition of her adversaries [Mary Parton Rogers'] opinions', but is a tremendous fool to publish to all the Ledger readers the fact that her husband [James Parton]'s relatives detest her. How the Bostonians must chuckle over it! And how delightful for Jim!

There's something to be said on Fanny's side of the question too, worthy as she is of the epithet which awoke such indignation in the bosom of Mrs Tow-wouse's chambermaid. Mrs [Sarah] Edwards had a dislike to her from the outset. And I believe Jim himself has let Fanny know how she is regarded. He's just the man to be guilty of such a piece of candor, believing so well of the woman as to suppose she wouldn't hate with all her hating might, in consequence. Mort Thomson has shaved off his beard, sporting only a moustache. He must be trimmed and condensed to the womens' fancies of course. Ed. Wells, perchance in dutiful imitation, has also retrenched his beard into an unassuming pair of whiskers. Another item in illustration of the thousand scoundrelisms of [Fitz James] O'Brien. [Bob] Gun going tonight to an advertising bootmaker learns that the Baron Inchiquin has victimized said bootmaker to the amount of $70 or so. He came with a good customer, wherefore, the man gave him credit. "I'd like to shoot him," said the defrauded tradesman.

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Rights: Public Domain (no known copyright)

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Dates: 1859

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

Subjects: Diaries
Marriage
Women

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