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at Grafton Centre, either under the im-
pression that I had some venture of my own
with respect to the girls, or as an inconvenient looker
on at his felicity.     He denied the truth of it.
Altogether he rather frightened the girls up there, I
think, and that may have produced an impression
on Sally.   She thinks.     If she do accept him here-
after he ll be none the worse husband for this re-
jection.    Though the affair really cost me a miserable
day, from sheer sympathy.
			 /
  November 13.   Sunday night.   No possibility
of steady diarizing as heretofore.   I return from
Chapins of a chill windy night, following a
rainy day, instead of according to my usual cus-
to, dropping in at the Edwards .     I sat in
their pew, alone; the church was thinly atten-
ded.     The two preceding Sunday nights I spent
elsewhere, the latest of Edwards  entirely, as Jim
Parton was there (I had seen little of him, of
late) the other in my own cock-loft, with Hitchings,
just returned from his journey to the Rocky
Mountains.   Damoreau, Ware, Cahill, Mor-
ris and Billington were present, the last four 
intermittently.    I think I ve not chronicled
Damoreau s reappearance in New York as yet,
so here s to dispose of that item, then to others.
  Charley turned up one evening, with an  en-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and twenty-five
Description:Regarding Jesse Haney's proposal of marriage to Sally Edwards and rejection.
Date:1859-10-26
Subject:Billington; Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hitchings; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Parton, James; Ware, John; Women
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.