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behavior in the country, half wanting me as
to giving information (which I didn t possess) on the
subject.     When they ask me, I can answer?  said
he.      He seemed sad and I felt a touch of remorse
as it were for having been so jolly with the girls;
incidentally, so to speak, usurping his old place.
Yet the girls are kind and friendly as ever, and
Sally is puzzled ^|by| and sorry by ^|at| his evident estrange
ment.    But she don t like to ask     why?
  Perhaps because he may tell her that he had hoped
that a dearer feeling than the old familiar one exist-
ing between the friend of the family and the young
girls whom he has seen grow up from childhood
might grow up between him    and the elder of them.
Perhaps he fancies this hope quenched in bitter disap-
pointment.    I don t.   Mayve Ive seen enough of
the girl s heart to know better.   Why don t he
speak to her?               I may be able to put mat-
ters  right here and will try to do so   very quietly
  that neither may suspect it.   I do like and honor
both of them.
  27.  Saturday.  Writing, doing two drawings on
wood, then down town.   In the evenings with Gun
and Cahill to sundry places of entertainment in the
Bowery;  Volks Garten, Theatre Garten   and the
like; I meditating a  Century  article on them.  Back
by 11  .               Mrs Wall is back in the house,
from Jersey.                      I got a letter from
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and one
Description:Regarding the relationship between Jesse Haney and Sally Edwards.
Date:1859-08-26
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Jewell, Selina (Wall); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31

 

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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.