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Cahill knows her address.   He says John
Wood wished to be  great with her , to use a
Charles 2. phrase, but Josey, though not at all ex
clusive, didn t comply.
  28.  Thursday.  In doors all the lovely sum-
mer s day, drawing.   Cahill up, left him and
to Edwards .   A room full of folks, the girls, Haney,
Nast, Wells, Honeywell, Pillow, a Californian, Knud
sen &c present and a hop in progress.   A fare-
well party for the girls, Jack, Knudsen and Nast
start for Grafton Centre to-morrow.     Haney glorious
in a red neck-tie, made and given by Sally.   Ahem!
I believe that she has been  spoken for  there, and
was favored with a queer sort of half-implied con-
fidence on the subject.     What a delicious thing is
praise from the lips of a woman!  Said Sally to
me, in the course of this little twenty minutes conver-
sation,  You know more than any body that comes here.
Not perhaps that there s of use here  (in America
  in pushing one s way in life)  but books and
that.   It s as good as a book to hear you talk
sometimes.       I can t tell how this pleased me,
as, honestly, I hadn t thought they   or she   discrimi-
nated me anyway.        Matty, being very plainly
dressed didn t look so pretty as usual.   Eliza
was pretty and pert.
  29.  Friday.  Non mi recordo as to particulars.
Principally drawing, I fancy.   Cahill up in the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page seventy-three
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Date:1859-07-27
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Nast, Thomas; Vernon, Josey; Welles, Edward; Women; Wood, John A.
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.