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	        Sally and Matty.
curred.     Talking with the girls, first with
Matty and Eliza; very jolly, presently with
Sally.      She almost immediately resumed the sub-
ject of our last conversation, hinted that
Nast had been forbidden to write, said that
he had been very savage in consequence of her
neglecting him, when so near his departure,
opined that I didn t do him justice &c.      She
admits she don t love him, but  there s no know-
ing whether she mayn t in time   it would be
something to make anybody happy   she don t
think she would ever love anybody much  
she had had her little fancies, but they never
lasted   well! she admitted if his superior
presented himself she might &c., but would
it happen? she should come to a decision
soon.         She appeared to more advantage, I
thought, than on the former t te   t te.     But
I like Matty better.           She is simpler-natured,
but very honest, thinks that apart from her
pretty face she is not attractive.      She would
be very grateful to any strong nature who
would love her dearly and tenderly, teach
her to love him and raise her self-respect.
Honeywell is a very good young fellow, but I
think she s hardly content with him.          And
the girl Eliza with all her whims, ways,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page sixty-eight
Description:Regarding the Edwards girls, Eliza, Matty, and Sally.
Date:1860-02-19
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nast, Thomas; 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.