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	Anne s  flirtation  with me!
length, and 745 began to thin of its extra-
neous occupants.  In the store, at one end
of the counter, hospitable paterfamilias was
presiding over bread and cheese and ale.  Ha-
ney had gone off with Parton, who had called
for him, preferring a promiscuous view of the
procession to one obtained at the  Tribune  Of-
fice, where Fanny was understood to be seated
in state, probably attended by Mort.       Talked
for a moment with Miss Anne and King
at the portal.     Apropos of Sally s revelation
I forgot to put down this:  Anne said she
should get up a flirtation with you, last win-
ter, and failed!  said Sally.         (I remember
her dancing with me and the like.)    She
asked Haney how he thought her flirtation with
Mr. Gunn was coming on, and he didn t seem
to think there was any!           Going down-stairs
into the basement for Jack, saw the floor
cleared, the guests sitting round the room, Eliza
at the piano and Sally just commencing a schot-
tische with Rees.     Out with Jack and Pillow:
Jack had been enthusiastically  wide-awake  all
the evening; they left me in the Bowery, to
follow the procession to Union Square, to
which it was now marching I turned my
face down-town-wards, and got to the
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page twenty-two
Description:Mentions Anne Edwards's intended flirtation with him.
Date:1860-10-03
Subject:Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Fern, Fanny; Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; King, William; New York tribune.; Parades; Parton, James; Pillow, William; Reese; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]; Union Square
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.