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not overshadowed by virile presence, and the
girls, knowing this, comport themselves with a
little audacity and a good deal of liking towards
him.        Each one fights, like Gow Chrom, for her
own hand and goes in for individual victories.
Sally is rather isolated among them.    All three
have been subject to so much tacit or open homage
  so much has been made of them   that coquetry
is developed at the cost of the innocenter though
less stimulating ingenousness.    They aim at saying
smart things.             Jack home with two of the
Pillows, from the circus.          Jack at the piano
imitating Morris  and Wells  vocalization, in
a manner that wouldn t have made the former
happy had he heard it.     He burlesques
me, too, but wouldn t on this occasion.    Left at
11, as usual.
  24.  Friday.  Chores, principally carrying
woodcuts up-stairs from box in the hall, a pretty
heavy job.     Down-town after dinner, to Tribune
Office  with item; accepted.     To  Courier  and
 Nic-nac  Office, saw Haney.          Passed Jim
and Fanny in Broadway, and I think, the
latter testified recognition by some sort of a bow.
Responded markedly to Jim.       Bath in the evening
and loafing.                    The Vanitarians are turn-
ing the cold shoulder to Morris, whereat he
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page seventy-six
Description:Mentions an evening with the Edwards family and passing Fanny Fern and Jim Parton on the street.
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Parton, James; Welles, Edward; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.