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	  Sally  wants to know. 
ed into t te a t tes or something like it,
for want of cohesive management.    I got to
talking with Sally on the old, confidential
subject, her past relations with her admirers.
There was one Bonestal who, subsequent to
the Catskill visit, declared himself and 
afterwards went to California.           Mat and
Eliza sat opposite to us, on a sofa, I think,
watching, and perhaps Mrs. George supposed
I was talking tender to Sally.         The girls
were singing at the piano, when Sally suddenly
addressed me with,  I want to know who the
boy and girl were in your story?    She had
suspected I d made a study of Haney s feel-
ings on the memorable 4th of July, teaching
Nast.      Some of the things were like it,  she
said.         I could honestly deny it.         When we
walked back, I convoyed Matty, who was in
capital girlish spirits and told me, confiden-
tially, in a mock serious tone, that Serrell
had kissed her at parting and that she didn t
like it.     On your lips?  said I.     No! 
said she,  if he had I d never stopped rubbing
them.    I told her I sometimes felt as if
I d dearly like to kiss all three of them, on
some of our good-nights; we walked merrily
through the quiet streets, papa Edwards open-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Twelve: page one hundred and seventy
Description:Describes a visit to Edward Serrell with the Edwards girls.
Date:1860-04-26
Subject:Bonestal, Truman; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, George, Jr., Mrs.; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Serrell, Edward W.; 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.