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	Haney isn t in love (!)
just and fair towards her.     He says the
business is at rest on his part; that if he could
have her for wife at her request to-morrow, he
would not.   He regrets he ever made the offer;
thinks it a mistake altogether; asserts he should
not have done so but for her encouraging it by the
assurance that Nast had got his dismissal.
He spoke more than once of her questioning him
during his suspense and passion, whether Nast
would do?   I think that always occurs to him
in connection with Sally now   it is the turning
point of her character in his opinion.       Further
he supposed I might be exercising a morbid
influence on her!   They were talking about dy-
ing recently when she said she shouldn t
much mind it.      (I ve noticed this trait and
always fought against it.)       My part in the
conversation consisted of assurances that the
confidential relations, such as they were, bet-
ween myself and Sally, were in no danger
of resulting in mistake on either side, that
I had been watched and suspected, and that
it the business had first grown out of my
championing Haney s suit, and that it was
inevitable from accident and circumstance,
the other girls being occasionally unconversible,
whereas by Sally I had always been re-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page thirty-eight
Description:Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Date:1860-10-07
Subject:Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Nast, Thomas; 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.