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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 104, November 16-18, 1856

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Identifier: DX03709280

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 8, page 104, November 16-18, 1856

Description: Regarding a talk with Kelly about a girl Kelly loves in Jersey City.

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Jersey City, got money, a mother, and is considerably younger than her suitor. She plays fast and loose, has rejected him, and the mother suspects the $ form the attraction, which idea the girl (who isn't pretty shares.) Kelly — he's a sturdy, powerful-looking Irishman, and a very good fellow — is in a nervous way about it, and says it unfits him for business. He held me company to Brooklyn where we parted, I going on to [James] Parton’s.

A very pleasant evening, every body being in good spirits, Miss Louisa — (I don't like the Jewish name Jacobs) looking very handsome in a tartan dress, Grace [Eldredge] fair and tall, and "Fanny [Fern]" as usual. Lots to talk about, and cider and cakes at the tail part of the evening.

17. Monday. In doors all the raw, blustering, chill, draughty day. Writing an imaginary life of Martin Farquhar Tupper, of whom I don’t know one single circumstance. [Frank] Bellew up at eventide for ten minutes or so.

Mrs [Elizabeth] Gouverneur and her offspring are here again. Rawson [Gill] talks of starting for Nicaragua on Saturday.

18. Tuesday. Wrote letter to [William] Barth. Down town, meeting [A.F.] Banks by the way. He is so unnaturally civil since his licking that his well-wishers might experience a regret that such incenture to-gentlemanly behaviour could not be admin-

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1856-11-16

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Irish
Courtship
Women

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