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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 38, June 15-16, 1860

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Identifier: DX02691861

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 38, June 15-16, 1860

Description: Regarding an evening spent with the Edwards family.



745 en fête.

There is also one page of the story, entitled “Wild and Rejected” in which the hero’s name is Frank Grahame, written in his [Frank Cahill’s] usual hasty ungrammatical style and containing a poor attempt at describing Matty [Edwards]. If the fellow’s passion were worth anything it would have purified the habitual impurity of his life. Kettle’s marriage didn’t occur in a shoe-store, but the house of it’s proprietor, a friend of his present wife.

16. Saturday. Writing till noon, then down town, day very hot and the city all astir with anticipation of the coming Japanese Embassy. To Momus Office, twice, to Post Office, by 1, up-town with [Jesse] Haney. To Edwards’, shop-front arranged for spectators of the show; talking with Mrs E. [Sarah Edwards], with Matty and Sally [Edwards]; they in their working-dresses and very good-humored. Haney off to [James] Parton’s, to invite him and Fanny [Fern] but Jim was going to visit the Mason’s and Fanny played headache, so wouldn’t come. I went back to dinner, loafed for a couple of hours, then turned out again, into thorough Broadway. Met [William] Newman with [Ed] Underhill, and the first joined me, talking of [Henry] Addey as usual, of his (Newman’s) difficulty in extracting money from him, of his having to

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-06-15

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries
Short stories


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