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	And deservedly miserable.
that well enough, I have told her so in so
many words; I would tell her of Hannah
but that I hate confidences of that sort, as
known beyond the two concerned, it vulgarizes,
robs it of its dearest characteristic.       For the
Mary Bilton affair, that s dead and buried,
I might indulge myself there, having been reti-
cent all my life, or nearly so.       And Haney
knows I can have no feeling but strong liking
for Sally.        When he was rejected, when I
suspected he didn t want me at Grafton, a
year ago, I informed him there was a girl
in England whom I should marry directly
I could.     Perhaps he thinks I m drifting
from it, or maybe it s jealousy sans suspicion.
Reflecting that he has never visited me since
my return from the country, that my calls up-
on him for some time previous were greatly in
excess over his on me, on a good many things,
I had felt as though I were dropping into the
same position towards him as he bears to
Parton and had resolved, lonely as I might
be in consequence, to woo no more liking at the
close of self-respect.   All friendships not
based on justice and fair play    so much as you
give you shall receive    bring a certain amount
of contempt on he who is content to be liked
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and twelve
Description:Regarding Jesse Haney's apparent jealousy over Gunn's friendship with Sally Edwards.
Date:1860-09-03
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Bilton, Mary; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; 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.