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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 135, March 10-16, 1859

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Identifier: DX03309888

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 10, page 135, March 10-16, 1859

Description: Regarding Fanny Fern.

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elsewhere "provided for" — have (alas! For the waiting!) like Dick Swiveller, a young lady [Hannah Bennett] "saving up for me. To know Fanny Fern is to understand the whole Willis family. I don't think she really cares about any of her visitors, "friends" and acquaintances." Tis a Steerforth desire of shining — approbativeness — which prompts half of her hospitality. She likes the slimy [Oliver] Dyer better than most, because he is her partisan through thick and thin. I notice that she has no old friends, as that when anyone is separated by circumstances from intimacy, he or she, is presently forgotten. 'Twas so with Louisa Jacobs — poor girl! with her soft, kind voice, beautiful hair and gentle demeanour. None of the family have ever written to her. Enough of the indomitable Fanny for the present.

While at the house, Mort Thomson and [Frank] Cahill came, the latter having that day returned from Savannah whither he had been went to report a great slave sale for the Tribune. Marry, the Georgians would have tarred, feathered and ridden him on a rail had they known his mission! Mort did the writing out — a whole Tribune pig page of print, in the railroad cars — smart reporting. Talk of the recent Washington murder — that of [Philip Barton] Key, by [Daniel Edgar] Sickles. [Jesse] Haney is the only American I have encountered, who does not justify the

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-03-16

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Murder
Slavery
Women
Journalism

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