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Sally inclines to Nast, that her mother
is in favor of the match also.    There has been a
theatre visit of Sally s asking and little Thomas 
purveying from which Haney was silently excluded.
He spake of it, not to Sally, and frank Matty
came out with the truth.   Nast waylays them too, of
afternoons in Broadway, to walk up town with them.
He is at the house as much as possible.    Now I
know Sally rather despises his intellect, thinks he is
 a good-humored little fellow enough ; either she medi-
tates taking him in order to rule, to do what she
likes with him, or is merely amusing herself, not
ranking his feelings as of importance, anyway.   Mean-
time Haney is a good deal touched by Matty s
evident sympathy and admits that perhaps    but
nothing at present.    I think the girl would have
him, did he speak now, she is kind and simple-
natured..       Haney  says  she is a dear, good girl   and
 helpful and industrious  not being indisposed to think
or wish that more may come, though as afore writ-
ten   nothing at present.   Perhaps!   How true to
nature is Romeo s transition of passion for unkind
Rosaline to kind Juliet! how many times I have seen
it verified.     Meantime Haney talks habitually to
pretty Matty, scarcely at all to Sally.      Jack  
honest Jack! knows all about matters.       I think
there s some little division between the sisters, for
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eleven: page one hundred and eighty-two
Description:Mentions Jesse Haney's possible interest in Matty Edwards.
Date:1859-12-20
Subject:Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.