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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 98, August 23-25, 1859

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Identifier: DX03085256

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 98, August 23-25, 1859

Description: Regarding James Morris paying a visit to Fanny Fern and James Parton.

Transcription:

had a welsh rabbit and ale, then parted.

[Fitz James] O’Brien has been “distinguishing” himself by a florid speech in response to the Queen [Victoria]’s health being toasted by a Young Man’s Society! Irish!

24. Wednesday. Working, and I think down town in the afternoon. Non mi record as to particulars. [James] Morris is out of the Pic, and I’m editing it, [Frank] Cahill as sub. I write what I please at $7 per week — which will be paid irregularly enough — Cahill does up the rest at the office, including proof-reading, paragraphing and “business”-noticing otherwise writing indirect advertisements. [Bob] Gun wrote Morris a letter, and indeed bowed him out with all courtesy. I set him at trying for the Ledger, sent him to [James] Haney for an introduction to Jim Parton, which he, Morris, took to the house and presented. He saw Fanny [Fern] and Jim, Mort Thomson (who denuded of his beard looked, Morris says, like a fat German) and Grace [Eldredge]. So palpable is the “mutual affinity” between the two, that Morris asked me if Thomson mightn’t be projecting a Mrs T. there? Of course I knew nothing to that effect. Fanny and Jim, Morris supposed, lived “very happy” together! How cheaply those words are used. He got quite a friendly reception. They are hard-up for visitors now.

25. Thursday. Working, hard. Down town in

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-08-23

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing
Irish
Newspapers
Payment

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