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folks back from the country this morning,
a general meeting at the house to night.  Thought
of going but   didn t.   An hour s [phongraphy], then out
for ale with Morris and Gun.
  21.  Sunday.  With the above mentioned to
Weehawken, calling on Haney on our way to 40th
Street, where we took boat.        We had previously
tried Cahill s Amity-place boarding house; he
 hadn t been there for the last two days.    Lager,
a woody ramble, then back to dinner.        By 4
with Morris to 16th St, visiting Haney.    Mrs
Pounden, the Eldredges and Miss Weaver (!!!) at the
supper table.                  To the Edwards  subsequently,
the three of us.   The girls  all sunburnt from their
country life, Sally particularly so.   Matty, pretty
Matty has suffered less.   Young Honeywell in her vici-
nity.  (I wish he had nt such an insignificant face.)
Rather a cordial time of it, talking all over  
the recent rustic doings.     Morris left to himself
at first, decidedly chafed at it, as he acknowledged
afterwards, until Mrs Edwards entered, when he
got to monopolizing her conversation.  (He knows
the Nichols    a connecting link between them.)  Stay-
ed till past 11.
  I have changed my opinion as to there being any-
thing between Haney and Sally.   At least if so
it s, as yet, on his side only.
  Why I change my opinion I am not going to put
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page ninety-one
Description:Describes visiting the Edwards family after their return to New York from visit to the country.
Date:1859-08-20
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Eldredge; Eldredge, Mrs.; Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Pounden, Frank, Mrs.; Weaver, Miss
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street; 40th Street; Amity Street
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.