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          Confidences with Sally and Matty.
his brother-in-law lives.        In-doors till evening,
then with Morris to Chapin s.      None of the folks
in the family pew, the girls being tired out, as it
subsequently appeared, by an afternoon at the Central-
Park.             Haney and Honeywell at the house.
Sally, of course, knew Nast s destination.     We got to
talking of him, &c.      She hints that she likes him
more than I give her credit for   she s  not demonstra-
tive, you know;  says, again,  I don t do him justice, 
that he is bashful, conscious of ignorance, yet willing
to cover it with a show of assurance.      She talked
about Haney, too, and characterized his abatement
in liking for her as  fizzling out    distrusted
its reality, said  it was better as it was    that 
it had ended.    Evidently Mrs T. Nast in future.
Told her so, and that she d tell him the subject of
our confidences, which she denied.     Pretty Matty
told me, on parting, that Charley was still sulking
  had asked all of the family to a gymnastic
performance but her   she didn t care a bit, and
it wasn t of the slightest consequence.    Eliza is
restive about the limited circle of acquaintances
these girls have, as I learnt incidentally from
Sally   evidently wants her triumphs.
  5.  Monday.  Writing.   Down-town by 1. wait-
ed half an hour while a man was talking to Dana
in the Tribune sanctum, then learnt that he,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page eighty-six
Description:Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast.
Subject:Dana, Charles A.; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Morris, James (K. N. Pepper); Nast, Thomas; Waud, William; 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.