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	What Sally told me.
and his pretty sister.     In the passage, apart
from the throng at the open door, I encountered
Sally, who immediately began with;  That was
n t my fault on Sunday night.   What? 
I asked, guessing well enough.  That I didn t
come and talk to you.      Then came an amusing
revelation.   Anne had kept close by Sally s side,
insisting that Haney should sit on the other, or
in default of him, Eliza.          This was organized
directly I rang at the bell, in spite of Sally s
protestations and assurances that  it was all
stuff and nonsense,  that we were  only friends 
and hadn t the slightest idea of being  anything
else.      Anne declared that it was a regular
flirtation on Sally s part, that she, Anne,
was my best friend in sparing me future disap-
pointment and unhappiness (!) and that the
business ought to be put a stop to!     On Sally s
appealing to Haney and asking if he thought
there was anything serious in it, he replied
that he didn t know and refused to have any-
thing to do in the matter.    You know he don t
like such things,  said my informant, adding,
generally of the matter,  Isn t it ridiculous?
I told them so, but it was of no use   there
was a regular scene and I caught it!   She
enjoyed it too, by her laughing.  All this oc-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page twenty
Description:Describes a talk with Sally Edwards in which she states that her family is trying to keep her away from Gunn to save him from ''future disappointment.''
Date:1860-10-03
Subject:Brown, Josie; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-04-26

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen
Description:Includes descriptions of attending a lecture by J.H. Siddons on Queen Victoria; seeing tightrope walker Charles Blondin perform; boarding house living; his freelance writing and drawing work; visits to the Edwards family and his friendship with Sally Edwards; a visit of the Prince of Wales, the future Edward VII of Great Britain, to New York; his work as a reporter for ''The New York World;'' a visit to a dog fighting establishment; an evening spent at the 4th Ward police station awaiting 1860 election returns; and Gunn's experience as a correspondent for ""The New York Evening Post"" in Charleston, South Carolina, in the aftermath of South Carolina's secession from the federal government.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Civil War; Elections; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; Police; Publishers and publishing; Secession; Slavery; Slaves; Travel
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Charleston, South Carolina
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 2010 Missouri History Museum.
Source:Page images, transcriptions, and metadata of the Thomas Butler Gunn diaries have been provided by the Missouri History Museum.