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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 93, November 7, 1860

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Identifier: DX01341709

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 93, November 7, 1860

Description: Gives details relating to Fanny Fern and James Parton's separation.



Fanny Fern “on the Rampage.”

something wilfully scandalous and calculated to create an infinity of row. I should like to come across her [Lotty Kidder], before her departure, to hear her story and see how it lies between her and Brentnall. She’d tell me about it, with the usual monstrous percentage of lying. Down-town. Passed Fanny Fern with Grace [Eldredge], the former grinning, on the arm of [Henry] Neal of the “Tribune,” he with a Scotch cap, curly hair and as if proud of his position. Saw [Jesse] Haney at his office; with him to the Post-office. [James] Parton has written to Mrs. [Sarah] Edwards and to Fanny. To the Battery, there to see the head of the harbor police. Return up-town. Writing all the afternoon; to 745 [Broadway] by 9 in the evening. The girls, Anne [Edwards], [Jesse] Haney, Brown (Mort’s elder brother) and his pretty sister [Josie Brown] there at first; presently the two latter left. Stayed till 11, walking homewards with Haney subsequently. He had received and read to me a letter from Parton. It stated that on his return home, on Tuesday, he escaped the storm “under cover of a cloud of tobacco smoke,” sleeping upstairs, in his own room, and also evaded it till after breakfast; when it burst in fury, scattering his papers, writings, wafers, coal-scuttle &c and raging with the utmost violence. He smoked and took it philosophically;

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-11-07

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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