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	    How the Girls teased Him.
repeat it after him (until he disliked her,) while Eliza laughed, rep-
rehended or  cut up  with him, with her customary
freedom.    He stood in awe of the family and
of its visitors and ingenuously used to contrast
his easy getting along at Sol Eytinge s with his
restaurant at 745.          His passion for Sally was
of the speediest inception; his mother discovered it
in consequence of his want of appetite and discon-
solate appearance.     When he asked Sally, one quar-
ter in jest, three in earnest, in the stage on the way 
to Grafton If she loved him? she replied  Oh! cer-
tainly!     He used to burst into apostrophes of  Ho-
pes and fears!  and tell her he feared she didn t
understand their meaning.    He was so innocent! 
says Sally.    In disposition and nature a perfect
contrast to her, she liked him and  the more fun
she made of him the more he liked her.     She
had a lock of his hair, here, at Grafton, and keep-
ing it  in her dress,  on retiring each night she forgot
to put it in a place of safer keeping and it tumbled
on the floor repeatedly.    One morning Eliza discover-
ed it and the girls scattered it,  teasing him  about it
subsequently.    Sally gave him a lock of her hair, be-
fore he went to Europe.       Matt taxed her with it and
scolded her.    Haney  ran him down  a good deal,
subsequent to Grafton, said he was very ignorant,
that he could do this and that in his profession, but
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and forty-eight
Description:Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast's love for her.
Date:1860-08-10
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Mrs.; 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.