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	 Civil as an orange and
thinking what a bitter estimate this conveyed
of his countrywomen, coming from American
lips.          It is sad for Haney, as I felt;
his undemonstrative nature had in some measure
pushed what he must have felt regarding Sally
into the back-ground of my thoughts.   We have
both misjudged each other in some things; on
my part instance his feelings about the opera-
tickets   he says he only felt hurt at the girls
not asking him to go with them   maybe it was
so, maybe he deceives himself.   No man can
bear to see another higher in the good graces of girls
whom he likes, without a twinge of jealousy.
We parted all the better friends for the expla-
nation, Haney entreating me not to check my
friendly relations with Sally a jot.     I walked
home through the rain, liking him a good deal,
and thinking how all these things would appear
to us in ten years time.                     Haney sus-
pects Sally of  trying it on  with Mort. Brown.
So she has, but Haney don t know why, or
her estimate of the young New Yorker.   She
set her cap at Honeywell a little, perhaps to
convince Matty, he might be captured.   If Nast
came back, every way improved and as much
in love as ever, she would probably marry
him.        I don t think I deceive myself in my
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page forty
Description:Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Date:1860-10-07
Subject:Brown, Mortimer; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Matty; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Marriage; Nast, Thomas; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-04-26

 

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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.