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  Sally looking her best.   Dr. Augustus Rawlings.
Welles and I were leaving, when at the door we
met Sally and Jack, returned from the opera.
Nearly dressed in a light cloak, with a finely-
knit woolen scarf of the comforter order, worn loose-
ly over her hair, and framing her face, Sally
looked very handsome as she gave me a little, warm
tightly-gloved hand.        I thought of the different
relations on which we three stood towards the girl;
Haney rejected, Welles unavowed, I not her lover
but in her confidence.     I wondered if her beauty
gave Haney a pang as he walked home through
the night and felt sorry to think it might be
so.       But I liked the little hand in mine.   I
don t think our confidence will last, but while
it does, I like it.
  8.  Saturday.  Did up Opera article for Cou-
rier, down town with it and to the World Office.
Up-town, again, after a visit to the 4th Ward
Police Station, to Gurney s.     There I found
one Dr. Augustus Rawlings, recently an employee
of F. Leslie s bragging and brattling about a
recent row betwixt them, which has got into the
papers.    This fellow is an Englishmanx of the
most offensive style, to use an expressive vulga-
rism a  blower,  who had an equally objectionable
brother in the employ of the rival paper.      Rawlings
claimed to have pulled Leslie s mustaches, to
	x A mistake.  Born, of English parents, in Baltimore.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Thirteen: page two hundred and eighteen
Description:Mentions meeting Augustus Rawlings at Gurney's shop.
Date:1860-09-07
Subject:Clothing and dress; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Leslie, Frank; Rawlings, Augustus; Rawlings, T.E.; Welles, Edward; 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.