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	 Haney jealous, suspicious
Haney who had arrived later than usual, in-
quired in a whisper, which was caught by my
companion s quick ears though I heard nothing;
 Has Sally been going on like that all the evening? 
Sally had predicted Haney wouldn t come, as
she had displeased him yesterday about last
week s theatre-going.  He hadn t mentioned her
in the invitation, leaving it to be inferred that she
might be of the party if she chose, and though
she went, to avoid giving undue importance to the
matter, there was talk of it between him and her,
she unintentionally putting a climax on it by
stating, calmly, that she shouldn t mind if he
never took her!    That he put down to  perfect
indifference.      Sally proved so far right in
her guess, that he presently admitted, casually,
that he hadn t intended to come but felt lonely.
Is love for the girl smouldering in his heart yet,
I wonder? if so, I fear it s considerably alloy-
ed by that damned self-esteem which makes it
so hard for Americans to show fair play to any
body or anything that conflicts with it s own 
importance.     I would help him if I could; I
am sorry, now, at the thought he may be un-
happy; but who is happy? who has the right
to think and do injustice because of disappointed
passion.         I don t love the girl; she knows
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and eleven
Description:Regarding Jesse Haney's apparent jealousy over Gunn's friendship with Sally Edwards.
Date:1860-09-03
Subject:Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; 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.