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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 95, November 9-10, 1860

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Identifier: DX01342744

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 14, page 95, November 9-10, 1860

Description: Describes a caricature of Fanny Fern drawn by Thomas Nast.



[Thomas] Nast caricatures Fanny Fern.

the tooth-ache, bearing it composedly after her [Sally Edwards’] wont, going to have the tooth extracted on the morrow. Talking with all the girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards]; Anne [Edwards] came in at about 11. Stayed till near midnight, [Jesse] Haney walking to my door, through the heavy rain. No more news of [James] Parton except that he has written recently to Mrs [Sarah] Edwards. His sister [Mary Rogers] is dangerously ill of bronchitis. All the Parton family have a consumptive [word crossed out] tendency. Jack [Edwards] was writing again to Nast, this evening, in answer to a letter just received from him. It was a very meagre one, containing no news, and a caricature of Fanny Fern — an imaginary copy of a photograph she destroyed in a fit of low spirits, as related by Ed. Welles. He, by the bye, has recently heard of a brother’s death, which explains his absence from 745 [Broadway] of late. [Charles] Honeywell don’t show there either, is “offended,” as the girls say, “about something.”

10. Saturday. In doors, except for a run out to post letter, all the wet, dreary day. Lonely and nervous and ill. The evening brought Stockton to [George] Boweryem’s room and by 9, I had them up in mine, where over a modest toddy with the former, I for a time forgot my dreadful self-consciousness. We talked of books too.

coverage:New York, New York, Church Street

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-11-09

Type(s): Diary

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

Subjects: Diaries


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