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	    Sally knows her Game.
with a goodness which colder-blooded obser-
vation ignores, especially if they be pleasant-
looking.    Here have I been interesting myself
about Sally, thinking I might help her, when
she knows her own game and seems resolved
to play it out, on rather sad and sordid grounds.
Well, I may do her injustice, after all.     But
having relieved myself by the talk, I seem to
feel less responsibility.            I told Haney, on
our leaving together.    He has no desire to re-
new his suit, dropped it, indeed, very soon after
his rejection, but he still hankers about
the house and family.   Only one thing I didn t
tell him.      When Sally was dubious of her chances,
before Nast s advent and after, I think she
adventured a stray  effort  towards another
quarter   towards a  party  who will never have
a wife, unless it be a tall, grave, earnest-eyed
girl in Northamptonshire.       It didn t amount
to much, but was distinct of its kind.
  14.  Tuesday.  Writing & [phonography].  Indoors
till 8 P.M.  when I turned out with Barry
and Rondel who came about 7 and took a
tod with me.    To the studio of the former
after a visit to Pfaff s, then to Bellew s with
both of them.   There till 11.    When I returned
I found our Bal Masque in full operation,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page fifty-six
Description:Regarding Sally Edwards and her suitors.
Date:1860-02-13
Subject:Barry; Bellew, Frank; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Rondel; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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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.