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Shepherds at Mataran s, a glass of wine, then
up-town.     Work.    Haney came to tea.   A blustrous
night, threatening rain, which didn t come.   Together
to Edwards .     Little Nast in his white vest and
trousers sitting on the sofa.       Dropped into talk
with Matty, Haney conversed either with Mr Edward, 
or Jack, Sallie sat working at the table, till at my 
request she joined us.    Both the girls were confiden-
tial tonight, Sally, having more to tell, particularly
so.    Little Nast  told his love   within a day after
their arrival in the country.   Sally said  she was
sorry   but  how could you help it.     Little Nast was
willing to wait any time.        He has no chance; the
girl knows so much more than he.    She thinks him
good-natured, which he is.     Monroe the Californian
too, has said  in fun  before her mother that he
is ready to marry Sally.   He is ^|such| a bore   she says.
Ed Wells has written verses in Sally s album  
mildly jocular but amorous.     I know Sally sus-
pects       Ed. Wells, I believe shaved off his
beard and whiskers in order to look younger and 
thus become a candidate   a very undemonstrative one
  for Sally s favor.     One tires, always, of wear-
ing the willow, and Mort Thomson has jilted Wells
for Grace.    So the things Go.        About Haney
the girls are disturbed and puzzled, sometimes
a little defiant, secretly desirous of resuming the old
friendly footing, Sally, the more thoughtful of the
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and five
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family and mentions several of Sally's suitors.
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Monroe; Nast, Thomas; Shepherd, N.G.; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-31


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.