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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 118, February 19-20, 1859

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Identifier: DX03296074

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 118, February 19-20, 1859

Description: Regarding Mr. Ulric's falling out with Fanny Fern and her family.


Atlantic Mag — so a man connected with it told [Mortimer] Thomson. Mort, by the way, got Beckett Bellew his berth of overlooker at the Central Park. Talk of that doggy individual. How he insulted Aaron Jones the pugilist, down at Crook and Duff's, being, as usual, drunk and the pugilist refusing to drink with him. How he fought with, licked and then drank beer with a long shoreman, in one of the river-side streets. With more. Fanny [Fern] retired early, Jim [Parton] followed by 10 1/2, we sat up half an hour later. They have cut Ulric, passing him without recognition in the street. The little ass's behaviour had become intolerable to Grace [Eldredge]. He made love to her, was full of absurd asperities, jealousies (!) and the like. He would be perpetually inquiring whether his nose was red, it having a tendency to that way, when according to the reply he'd rush to the "refrigerator" as he called the regulator, to modify or increase the temperature of the room! The man was amusing, but like most fools a tremendous bore. The tortures his vanity will put him to, now he's bowed out, will be awful. He wears excruciatingly tight boots, being absurdly vain of his feet. Fanny, noticing this, once trotted him off for a walk with her and almost lamed him. He had to "acknowledge his corns" and plead to be let off!!

20. Sunday. Back to New York, through the mist and drizzle. Fog very heavy on the river. Dropped in at [E.H.] Chapin's, paid up for seat till May. Looked in

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1859-02-19

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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