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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 85, August 11, 1859

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Identifier: DX03075055

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 85, August 11, 1859

Description: Regarding Fanny Fern's relations with her in-laws.



house and "if any one ever played the hypocrite she [Mary Anne Chinner] does" according to the testimony of W. Bolton who met her there. George Gardiner is getting the cold shoulder at Neithrop, anent his pursuit of little Sarah Ann [Bolton] who retorts "unpleasant things to her mother [Mary Bolton]. [James] Morris brought up a note from [Jesse] Haney. Nature at Grafton Centre "stony, hilly and stumpy, landlord and wife alterative, tea weak, cake heavy": [Carl] Knudsen coming in for a little ignoring by the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] Haney "getting case-hardened" (?) Went to [Frank] Bellews' new abode in the evening, he out. To 16th street, saw the Eldredges, Mrs Pot [Catharine Potter] &c. [William] Leslie out of town, Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur and Miss [Lucia] Cooper at Niagara. Pounden pere "on his good behavior," to be received into his wife's good graces, she at Staten Island. To Edwards' finding Mrs E [Sarah Edwards] at work repairing the upturned carpet, Mr E [George Edwards] looking on. [James] Parton's mother is visiting the Edwards' and yesterday Fanny Fern came there to visit her, for the first time. The Ledger article was exclusively directed at Jim's sister [Mary Parton Rogers], indeed an answer to her letter. Jim had read certain portions of it to Fanny which set her curious as to the rest. The allusion to "clandestine" marriage is pertinent. Jim's sister was wedded secretly, just on the eve of her husband's departure for California and for two years nobody knew anything of it. Fanny and Parton start for five days at Lake George;

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-08-11

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Weddings


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