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	But jealous   and of Me!
ceived with kindness and good-breeding.     I
had to keep silent where I could have given
testimony on her side only by betraying her con-
fidence, paining Haney, as I should have done,
by letting him see that I had talked over his
affair with her.    Perhaps, in his position, he
cannot estimate her other than he does   neither
can I.       And he must dislike if not resent
her confidences with me, say what he will,
and struggle as he will against it.         I remind-
ed him of my avowed engagement with Hannah,
and urged that that ought to have preserved me,
from suspicion   that he had supposed me of
a butter-like consistency, to be moulded into a
new and dishonest shape by a pleasant girl s
fingers.      He denied that; said  I don t say
that you are in love with her, or she with you 
  only we mightn t calculate consequences.  Before
that he had stated that she had an immense
admiration for my intellect.    He couldn t tell
me all, he said, about his wooing.    You would
never have suited each other,  I said;  you d
better have fallen in love with Matty.   Better
with none of them,  he answered, though he thought
Matty would make the best wife.     If ever he
married it must be with some American girl.   His
accent pained me here, though I could not help
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page thirty-nine
Description:Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Date:1860-10-07
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; 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.