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	          Sally s Confidences.
closed it to the mother.    There was a row, but
Sally would not retract.            She must have been
unhappy enough at times, and rebellious in spirit,
for upon my incidentally mentioning a youthful pro-
ject of my own   when I came to maturity reckon-
ing up what I had cost and paying it, to be
quit of obligation   she acknowledged entertaining
a similar bitter fancy.                    She has heard Mat-
ty s beauty praised, but evidently thinks cheaply,
if not a little contemptuously of her sister s intel-
lect.    Sally, quick-spirited if not sensitive, resents
Matty s occasional sulks, when the younger girl
will give short answers or none at all, as I, in
common with others, have experienced.   With Eliza
Sally is on good terms, making her a con-
fidante.     Eliza,  she says,  don t reflect, she
jumps at convictions, but somehow, is generally
right.     To continue; Sally s admirers, her persis-
tent reading of Thackeray, her spice of morbidness
arising from her position, have all contributed to
form a character I can be interested in and
then sympathize with.    She told me all about Haney,
about Nast, Monroe, and a former admirer of hers,
Truman Bonestal.      I was half-right in my sus-
picion that Haney wouldn t have cared to have me
at Grafton, last year, I think.         He resented my
being on confidential terms with Sally, alluding to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and forty-four
Description:Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about her family.
Date:1860-08-10
Subject:Bonestal, Truman; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Monroe; Nast, Thomas; Women
Coverage (City/State):Grafton, [New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen
Description:Includes descriptions of boarding house living, his freelance writing and drawing work, antics of New York literary Bohemians, Frank Cahill fleeing for England after spending money that was meant for ''The New York Picayune,'' visits to the Edwards family, the state of Charles Damoreau's marriage, a sailing excursion to Nyack with the Edwards family and other friends on the Fourth of July, a fight between Fitz James O'Brien and House at Pfaff's, witnessing a fire at Washington Market, the execution of pirate Albert Hicks on Bedloe's Island, an excursion aboard the ship Great Eastern, a vacation at Grafton with the Edwards family, his growing friendship with Sally Edwards, Lotty Granville's behavior with Brentnall and Hill at his boarding house, Frank Bellew's return to England, and visits to dance houses in the Fourth Ward with friends for an article.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Grafton, New York
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.