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personal experience, issuing them raw, af-
ter the Americna fashion.     Jim Parton once
thought Haney might be looking Grace-wards
and warned him by the assertion that the man
who married her would have just the same
wretched experience as he had with her mother.
Haney repudiates all ideas of the sort, candidly, as
I think.    Indeed if his resolution to choose Sally
dates as far back as our Catskill holidays, as
she says, Grace might well be looked upon
with preoccupied eyes.      Haney s present soreness
and suspicion may make him see more in these
things than he would have done ordinarily.   He
doesn t love Nast any better and though I can
study these developments coolly enough, I
justify Haney.    Little, chubby, ignorant, good-
humored, selfish, uncultured Nast!  I do by
no means admire your indecent haste in  flop-
ping  as it were, at Sally s feet, directly you
found yourself among the woods and rocks of
Grafton Centre!     It ll do your pudgy, appro-
bative, short-necked soul no harm, this disap-
pointment.              Haney had introduced him to
the house so recently, he himself, with all his
good nature, is such an inferior style of American-
ized German, that it behooved him to wait a
while, to summon up a little modesty, not to
adopt the ball-at-a-gate style, as though he
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and thirty-five
Description:Regarding Thomas Nast's wooing of Sally Edwards.
Subject:Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Women
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.