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	           Pretty Matty.
don t people think so?  she will ask at any
little, inevitable compliment to her.    She is
very honest and good, and likes fair play.
I think she revolts at Sally s fast and loose
behavior with Nast.         Pretty Matty! with
the soft, smooth, blonde hair, which your fingers
are fond of sleeking, your rose-red cheeks and
light-blue eyes, your trick of elevating your
shoulders, your plump, fresh, maidenly figure,
your voice, normally sober and earnest   you
who are depicted in the earliest family daguer-
rotype as a very plump-faced, innocently-sulky
child   may some good fellow love you very
dearly and make you very happy and God
bless you and all womanly women!     Shall
I ever cease to be interested in them? I hope
not.
  27.  Monday.  Down-town after a morning s
writing, to  Courier  & P.O.    Returning, passed
Mort Thoson and Grace, in Broadway, he got
up very English, with round-topped, turnpike-
keeper s hat, moustache and shaven chin, cloak
and cape too.          Writing till 1 A.M.   Story.
  28.  Tuesday.  Writing.   Down-town with Bob
Gun.   To  Courier  Office.   A long talk with Briggs
about the subject   a new comic paper.    To
 Nic-nax  Office, Haney and Cahill there.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page eighty
Description:Describes a conversation with Matty Edwards.
Date:1860-02-26
Subject:Briggs, Charles F.; Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Gun, Robert; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.