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a gorgeous jacket for the Fatima of the
coming  Barbazure or the Baffled Buffer of the
Bosphorus   (my title)   one evening I say, Sally
made some remark advising me to take  easy
things to understand   to Matty, the which had
been provoked by any thing.       Haney talks to
Matty and Eliza, most, I think with the former.
He might perchance, like Romeo, drop a Rosaline
for a Juliet, albeit he don t admit the probability
now of his finding a wife in that family.   Matty
has a soft heart and the recent explanations and
half explanations have touched her gentler feelings,
I think.        She didn t know or think that grown
men could care so much for the regards of  silly
girls  and would make up for past slights.
Now God bless all these girls! and bring them
to happy anchorage in his own good time! How
home-like does the pleasant basement room look
on these evenings! papa Edwards smoking his pipe
in his big arm chair, Mrs E coming down stairs
from her long days work in the shop and taking
her side of the fire-place, the girls at needle-
work or the piano.      Going away from such
a picture through the chill streets to my board-
ing house attic, sets me thinking, thinking, think-
ing of Hannah and the home I may have some
day.            Haney shows kindly and bravely
withal; has stood what must have been a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and seventy-two
Description:Regarding the Edwards girls.
Date:1859-12-12
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; 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.