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Larrison and Howard on my way down and
Phillips (of the Ill. News) returning.  To Haney s
with the latter for a cigar and talk.         Bowery-
em brought Stockton into my room just before tea
time.        To Dixon s subsequently, then to 745,
gave opera-tickets to Eliza, who went off with
Jack.       I stayed and as usual got talking
with Sally.     Matty was present, and intermit-
tently Ann, Parton s mother, Mr Edwards
and others.       Sally told particulats about the
comments on our confidences, how in some de-
gree, parental curiosity had been stimulated,
how Haney had designated her  the discoverer of
good qualities in Mr Gunn  &c, which half-
amused, half affected me with a little sad scorn.
He oughtn t to be jealous or distrustful because I
talk to the girl, because she finds me conversable
with and interested in her.      I was faithful to
him and wished he had won her, with all my
soul; I pleaded against his rival, aye! and
may have effected something   perhaps unjustly.
The girl declares that such overtones as she makes
towards conversation with him are frigidly recei-
ved, that he yet seems resentful, jealous of me.
He told me his passion was extinct, nearly
a year ago, and though I didn t credit that it
could die so soon, I hadn t suppose that the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and nine
Description:Regarding Jesse Haney's apparent jealousy over Gunn's conversations with Sally Edwards.
Date:1860-09-03
Subject:Boweryem, George; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Howard; Larason; Nast, Thomas; Parton, Mrs.; Searle, January (G. S. Phillips); Stockton; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, 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.