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latter and Damoreau, at a second breakfast
of their own purveying.    Charley had slept there.
Chaff and smoke.            To dinner.      I in my
room all the afternoon, Damoreau, Shepherd,
Billington, Cahill and Ledger in the latter s
room, at cards.        To Chapin s at night.
Eliza, Honeywell, Sally, Jack and Haney came
into the pew.     With them to the house subsequent
ly.      Knudsen and the Pillows there.    Talking with
Mat, who had disappointed Honeywell by not going
to church with him, at which he was tiffed,
as she told me, commencing our conversation.   The
girl was very pleasant and kind to-night and
got to talking about herself, laughing at my presu-
med liking for  studying character,  as she calls it.
Honeywell, she more than hinted, has made no
progress; I found, too, she had divined Cahill s
fancy for her, without, however, building up any
romance about him.   He must be very weak, she
said, if he had  those habits  and dishonorable, be-
cause he didn t pay his debts.    Yet she had defended
him against the sharper Sally, who hadn t pitied him
at the time of his withdrawal.      She did and I
like her for having avowed it when it was talked
over among the girls.           Yet I think Matty is
piqued and dissatisfied at her sister s triumphs,
though she would deny it sharply enough.    Why
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page seventy-nine
Description:Describes a conversation with Matty Edwards.
Subject:Billington; Cahill, Frank; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Ledger, Arthur; Shepherd, N.G.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.