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	   Between Sally and Haney.
affection he had for her, that a certain alloy
of mortified pride has now entered into combina-
tion with it.   I wish he had less self-esteem, she
less sharpness.     All of these girls have unconscious-
ly been affected by and resentful of a little
pedagoguism latent in Haney s character; Sally s 
rejection of him was the outward manifestation
of it.  (Matty, least of all, has been alive to this
feeling.)     With a girl of Sally s acuteness and pre-
cocity, it were safer to address on a higher level.
I think his estimation of her is more or less cor-
rect, but I also think that he couldn t have loved
her very deeply or unselfishly, or he wouldn t have
changed so in his estimate.     He might have taught
her to love him, had he been wise enough.
  What twaddle is that which represents youth
and girlhood as so much human bread-and-
butter!  Here are three girls whom three years
ago, I knew as children; and now, how have
their characters developed.   Well!  God bless all
three of them!                          To our sports again.
We had plenty.       Morris came.   Had been to
Fanny s, seen Mort Thomson there, just re-
turned from his lecturing-tour out west, with
Fanny in Mort s lap, Mort loquacious, not to
say intoxicated.     Had thought Fanny wouldn t
have minded familiarities on his (Morris s) part.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page eight
Description:Comments on Sally Edwards and Jesse Haney.
Date:1860-01-02
Subject:Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of the New York literary Bohemians, visits to the Edwards family, the activities of London detective Arthur Ledger who is staying in his boarding house, Thomas Nast's courtship of Sally Edwards, two masked balls at his boarding house, a visit to Lotty Granville at Fordham, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, and a visit to the ''Phalanx'' in New Jersey with George Boweryem.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Detectives; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Fordham, New York; New Jersey
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.