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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 117, February 19, 1859

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Identifier: DX03295262

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 117, February 19, 1859

Description: Describes a visit to James Parton and Fanny Fern in Brooklyn.

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meeting him [Matthew Whitelaw] but that was all. He's naturally suspicious — always was so. We parted, he promising to call on me. Returning to the Pic: I wasted nearly an hour waiting for [Frank] Bellew, who according to his invariable habits of delay didn’t appear, getting wrathy enough. Partly in the big, dull office, partly in the dank, drizzly street where the tide of Nassau Street employees, male and female, was setting up-townwards. Strongly inclined to go and seize copy and clear — didn't though. To Brooklyn, cars, to [James] Partons. A vile muddy, dank, miserable day as any in the calendar. Parton and Fanny [Fern] came to the door just as I had rung the bell. They had been, the whole day, house hunting in New York; deciding on leaving Brooklyn in May. Talk of Jim's southern tour, supper, Mort Thomson came after and stayed till bed-time. Parton and I upstairs to smoke a cigar; he generously interesting himself as to my fortunes — wanted me to try a story or so for the "Ledger," volunteering that it "should be read." (He had forgotten my bit of chaff about "Silenus Gobb" in the P.N.Y.B.H, and [Robert] Bonner's resenting it — that's blocked my chance there, and if that didn't do it, the Omnibus "cawicachaws" would. Said so.) Down stairs again. Mort says [Fitz James] O'Brien has gone to Boston, having entirely used up all his chances here. He was shewn the door at the Everett House. The "Diamond Lens" theft ended all his chance in the

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-02-19

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Publishers and publishing

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