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	            His Prospects.
sometimes tell Sally that he feared she was no bet-
ter than a heartess flirt.         She told him that he
would find out there were other girls in the world;
that his feelings would change   that he was very
young generally.   He acknowledged the last fault
but would persist that his passion was the one
of his life      When he left for Europe, he said
he couldn t realize that he was going away.  Like
Haney, he distrusted my confidential talks with
Sally and spoke angrily of the evening previous
to his departure, when I monopolized her.       If
he had known what you were talking about, I
don t know what he would have said,  added
Sally.   I asked her if the picture I then painted
of her possible future had much, or any effect,
on her behavior.      I guess it did!  she said.
Clearly she does not love Nast, but she likes him;
his honest, impetuous passion has impressed her
favorably.      If he came back as much in love and
every way improved, he will stand a fair chance
of having an exceedingly clever girl to wife.  Both
her father and mother like him very much (which
would not influence Sally); papa Edwards wrote
to the  Ill. London News  in his favor.    Sally is a
puzzle to her father, who, inquiring privately of
Jack as to how Nast s suit progressed, added,  who
would suit her?        Mrs. E. is very discreet in
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page one hundred and fifty
Description:Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast's love for her.
Date:1860-08-10
Subject:Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Women
Coverage (City/State):[Grafton, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29

 

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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.