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Dick Bolton this week.    George,  he writes,
 fulfilled my prognostication  (I had forgotten
making one)  in not informing any one of his
marriage until a fortnight after its occurrence. 
Dick urges me to meet him in Canada.
  28.  Sunday.  Writing till 12.  To Frank
Hillards , a pleasant dinner with pleasant people,
cigars talk and tea, a perfectly lovely day,
with a sweet, sad, cool suggestion of autumn in
it, and aurora borealis  glory at night.       To 
Haney s by 7, Nast and Wells came, Nast
with sketch book full of illustrations of Wells  4th
of July  pome  and of our pic-nic.       To the
 rendezvous .     Honeywell there.     I talked for
an hour to pretty Matty, then told her I was going
to do her a favor.         She  knew what it was
and didn t care a snap about it.     I asked
Honeywell to change seats and took his place
beside Sally.      Confidential talk, direct and indi-
rect.      If poor little, chubby, good humored Nast
be hit hard, as Cahill says, and I partly think,
he must have supposed me a fortunate rival, and
experienced unnescessary pangs thereat!   Wells was
mild as usual: he has shaved off all his beard &
moustache, now, not leaving even his inoffending
whiskers.         Haney said, I think, no word to the
girls save at entrance and parting.      And the last
was only a  Good night Sally,  though the kind
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and two
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Date:1859-08-27
Subject:Bolton, George; Bolton, Richard; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hillard, Frank; Honeywell, Charles; Nast, Thomas; Welles, Edward
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.