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	        More of Tommy.
not  t other   others could do that better.    Mr.
and Mrs. Edwards liked Nast very much and
the latter championed him against Haney.  It
had been suggested to invite both to dinner on
Thanksgiving Day, but Mrs E. thought it would
be unpleasant to have the  glowering  at each
other across the table, so Nast wasn t asked.
Welles too, used to ridicule him privately to Sal-
ly in a manner which she considered  rather
cowardly.    When Tommy went to Italy he took
with him a big Webster s Dictionary for the much
needed improvement of his spelling; of this Welles
 made fun.        There was rivalry between the two,
undoubtedly, and Nast s undisguised avowal of
his passion gave him the advantage in Sally s 
eyes over the latent, half feminine liking of Wel-
les.   Once having accompanyed her to a party,
they had a little contest about escorting her home,
Tommy being victor and Welles retiring in dudgeon.
Sally disavows any reason for ranking the lat-
ter in the category of her admirers, but her sis-
ters, Haney, Nast and I    all say so.           He
is in love with you!  stoutly persisted Tommy,
who told Welles, in so many words, that he, Nast,
was, saying in response to the inquiry  Are you
in love with her?  Yes I am!     Bravo Tommy!
He showed temper on provocation and would
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and forty-nine
Description:Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast's love for her.
Date:1860-08-10
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Welles, Edward; 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.