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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 76, February 23-24, 1860

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Identifier: DX02879132

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 12, page 76, February 23-24, 1860

Description: Mentions an evening with the Edwards family and passing Fanny Fern and Jim Parton on the street.

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At 745 [Broadway].

not overshadowed by virile presence, and the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards], knowing this, comport themselves with a little audacity and a good deal of liking towards him [Edward Welles]. Each one fights, like Gow Chrom, for her own hand and goes in for individual victories. Sally is rather isolated among them. All three have been subject to so much tacit or open homage — so much has been made of them — that coquetry is developed at the cost of the innocenter though less stimulating ingenousness. They aim at saying smart things. Jack [Edwards] home with two of the Pillows, from the circus. Jack at the piano imitating [James] Morris' and Wells' vocalization, in a manner that wouldn't have made the former happy had happ had he heard it. He burlesques me, too, but wouldn't on this occasion. Left at 11, as usual.

24. Friday. Chores, principally carrying woodcuts up-stairs from box in the hall, a pretty heavy job. Down-town after dinner, to Tribune Office with item; accepted. To "Courier" and "Nic-nac" Office, saw [Jesse] Haney. Passed Jim [Parton] and Fanny [Fern] in Broadway, and I think, the latter testified recognition by some sort of a bow. Responded markedly to Jim. Bath in the evening and loafing. The Vanitarians are turning the cold shoulder to Morris, whereat he

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-02-23

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Youth

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