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	Impending Collapse of  the Pic. 
coquetries, affectations and rudenesses, is, per-
haps the higher nature of the three.       Sally will
rule her husband and be a not too happy or loving
woman.    Matty will obey and perhaps   alas!   be
tyrannized over.      And Eliza will risk a higher
career, greater unhappiness or happiness than either.
  I wonder how wrong these predictions will be!
  Were I Haney, I d take Matty, if she d have
me and love her dearly.  I told her tonight that
men never fell in love with women for their intellect,
and I think it pleased her.
  What a deal am I writing and thinking about
these girls, when they don t care for me, except as
a visitor.       What does that matter? shan t I
like them all the same?
  20.  Monday.  Down town with Cahill, first
to the  Courier,  then to the  Pic  office, looking
out old woodcuts of my doing.           The paper
is in a bad way; printer won t give up the forms
till a disputed bill is paid; the landlord has
advertised the office as  to let,  Bob Gun can t
collect money enough to get out this weeks num-
ber, as yet   in short there s every symptom
of the paper  Pic  s coming to grief.     It owes
me Lord knows how much, so Gun suggests
that I secure cuts, wherefore I looked  em out
this morning.   To P.O., to Street and Smiths,
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page sixty-nine
Description:Regarding the Edwards girls, Eliza, Matty, and Sally.
Date:1860-02-19
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; New York picayune.; Publishers and publishing; 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.