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  21.  Thursday.   Out to Bowery, hither
and thither.     Return; Mrs Jewell off,  tem-
porarily with her daughter.    Gun up.   A letter
from home, from my mother and Rosa.    My father
 in the same morbid state , won t leave town this
summer.       Uncle Fielder and wife  in their 85th
year.      Tanner, Charley s friend, in partnership
with his father at Lewes.     Rosa s letter is painful-
ly Calvinistic. / Drawing hard all day, having extra
cuts to do for Pic.    Cahill up, as usual, at night.
More revelations, of a different sort.   Sitting or
lying on the bed, he said he knew the girl he
would marry, were there  any chance  of it.    Which
of them, is it?  I asked.  He played about a little
before answering, though I didn t need it.   I knew
it could only be pretty Mattie Edwards.     He has
been hit as hard as his nature will admit of, too.
Has talked with her, walked with her, been at the
house overmuch of evenings with Haney (some six
months ago) has looked too often into the girls  sweet
eyes, on her fair smooth hair and rose-red cheeks
  I can t wonder at it.     One evening in special
he had her company in a walk, when they got to
talking low and confidentially.  On the return to the
house Mrs Edwards surprised them sitting together on the
sofa, looking at each other.        Cahill says the girl
divines his secret, though he never told it.     This,
he asserts, he wouldn t do, knowing he has no posi-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page sixty-three
Description:Regarding Frank Cahill's feelings for Matty Edwards.
Date:1859-07-21
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Fielder, Thomas; Fielder, Thomas, Mrs.; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Rosa Anna; Gunn, Samuel; Gunn, Samuel, Mrs.; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Mrs.; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Tanner, Stephen; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living at 132 Bleecker Street, his freelance writing and drawing work, the antics of New York literary Bohemians, Fanny Fern and James Parton's marriage, visits to the Edwards family, a Fourth of July excursion with the Edwards family and other friends, letters from Frank Cahill and Bob Gun's mistresses, Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection, Charles Damoreau's return from Boston to live in New York, and attending the Edwards family's 1859 Christmas party.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Christmas; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
Note:Thomas Butler Gunn was born February 15, 1826, in Banbury, England, and came to New York in 1849. During the Civil War he worked as a correspondent for the New York Tribune and the New York Evening Post. He returned to England in 1863, and died in Birmingham in April 1903. The collection includes twenty-one volumes of his diaries, including newspaper clippings, letters, photographs, sketches, and various other items inserted by Gunn. Diary entries date from July 7, 1849, to April 7, 1863, and include his experiences with the New York publishing and literary world, his descriptions of boarding houses, his travels throughout the United States, and his experiences traveling with the Federal army as a Civil War correspondent.
Publisher:Missouri History Museum
Rights:Copyright 2011 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.