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                   I become a Reporter.
from quite selfish purposes.     Was she?  I won-
der, or had not better motives anything to do
with it?      In one rare quality, Sally is the
honestest of girls, she does not pretend to much,
will tell you what she believes to be truths imi-
tating against herself.     If she gives herself credit
for deep capacity for affection, it is only latent,
in the recesses of her heart.    Girls are great
humbugs  she ll say calmly and then acknow-
ledge some spice of it in herself.    Withal she
is so girlish in some things that the blending of
that and womanhood surprises one into strange in-
terest, like a new sensation.                         With
Haney and Knudsen I left about 11, parting
at the basement gate.            I met Miss Maguire
and Mrs Bartow this afternoon, in Broadway.
  4.  Tuesday.  On duty reportorial, at a Book
Trade Sale, twice at it and thrice to the World
Office, the last time at 10 P.M, writing the
latest particulars for tomorrow s paper, in com-
pletion of my morning s report.  The rest of the
day scribbling in my own attic.            In Shep-
herd s room for five minutes after supper, find-
ing foolish young Wood there, to whom and to
Shepherd, enter O Brien with a big patch over his
eye, carrying a bottle of brandy, and Mullen.
O B. asked Wood, threateningly, if he (Wood) had
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and fifteen
Description:Describes Sally Edwards.
Subject:Bartow, Mrs.; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Maguire, Sarah Louisa; Mullen, Edward F.; O'Brien, Fitz James; Shepherd, N.G.; Women; Wood, Frank
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2011-01-29


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.