The references to the Dunn Family in Frederic's Diaries
1881 & 1882
I think that the Miss Dunn referred to in the diaries in 1881 is Alice Dunn who was a year older than Lily. Alice married Jim Hyde, like her father a commercial traveller.
It appears that Frederic only became interested in Lily after Uncle Jim came on the scene. The 1882 diary is not as detailed as 1881 and may not record all "the goings on". It is possible that Lily was not at home during this period. She was not at home on the 1881 Census.
Jan 7th Fri Mrs Dunn the wife of a Commercial Traveller in this street was run over and killed at the G.N. Railway Crossing. Stayed up till 3 o'clock Friday morning waiting for Mr Glenn [Frederic's landlord ] who had been at Mr Dunn's. Jan 8th Sat All excitement about shocking accident. Rev. Lamport arrived to conduct service at Drill Hall. Feb 3rd Miss Dunn came in to supper. Accompanied her home for second time Feb 14th Mr Dunn came in to spend the evening Mar 1st Miss Dunn and Mr Fairweather came in to supper. I accompanied Miss D. home Mar 2nd Repaired Miss D's Musical Album Mar 10th Miss A Dunn came in to supper and we played a very pleasant game of whist. Mar 11th Mended Miss Dunn's Album Mar 21st Miss Dunn came in and stayed to supper.- Enjoyed her company very much. Accompanied her home. Mar 30th Had the unexpected pleasure of meeting Miss A. Dunn who after having joined in a game of cards I had the honour of accompanying home. Apr 5th Concert at Trinity Chapel.Went with Miss Dunn and Miss Richardson Apr 7th Misses Dunn and Leighton and Mr Fairweather came in to supper. We spent a very pleasant evening and had a little dancing.Accompanied Miss Dunn home about 12 o'clock. Apr 20th Police Super. Hurst and Mrs Hurst and Miss Dunn came in to supper. Apr 25th Miss Dunn.,Mr & Mrs Eldridge in for supper. Apr 27th Miss Dunn came in and stayed to supper Apr 28th Birthday. Boat excursion in the evening.I took special charge of Miss Dunn. Were all very pleased with the trip. May 20th Took Annie Paviour [his employer's young daughter] to the menagerie Saw Miss Dunn and Miss Leighton there. May 24th Miss Dunn came in and stayed to supper. May 26th Private trip on steamer took Miss Dunn and Miss Leighton. After which I was entertained by at Mr Dunn's with music and singing. Left at 11.30 having spent a very enjoyable evening. May 28th Took Miss Dunn and Miss Leighton on the water. Jun 2nd Repaired Miss Dunn's watch. Jun 8th Miss A.Dunn and Miss E.Dunn came in and spent the evening. Mr Barber and myself accompanied them home. Jun 27th Miss Dunn and Mr Robertson came in to supper. Jul 11th Miss Dunn came in and stayed to supper. Jul 12th The little Dunns came up to tea. Miss Dunn in the evening to supper. Spent an enjoyable evening - to bed at 1.0 a.m. Jul 16th Spent part of the evening at mr Dunn's Jul 18th Miss Dunn left for Yarmouth Aug 18th Misses Dunn came in to supper. Aug 26th Did Miss Dunn's watch Aug 29th Misses Dunn and Miss Gosnold came in and spent the evening. Sep 7th Misses Dunn and Mr Dunn came in. Singing till 1.30a.m. Sep 9th Miss L Dunn spent the evening with us. Sep 12th Misses Dunn and Misses Gray spent the evening with us. Oct 11th Misses Dunn, Mrs Brookes and Mr Eldridge came in. Oct 22nd Called also in Mr Dunn's 1982 Jan 2nd Watch sold to Mr Hyde Jan 14th Mr Hyde at Mr Dunn's Apr 8th Called in to see Mr Hyde at Mr Dunn's Jun 29th Lily Dunn came in. I went home with her and she kindly returned with me to supper. Jul 29th Lily Dunn came in - I went home with her and she kindly returned with me to supper.