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	something of that complexion. 
estimate of her regard for me.     If I were in
love with her, I should stand a very good
chance, perhaps; as it is, knowing, as she does,
that I don t love her, she is none of that im-
pressionable temperament to receive damage there-
by.      There s a little vanity, a certain amount
of liking and a sense of triumphant opposition
over the objectors, in her regard for me.      Mean-
time I must assimilate the grain of truth in
Haney s suspicions (you can always learn some-
thing from such) and be careful of drifting into
a false position.    How easy I might assume one!
  8.  Monday.  Office.  Out.     Met Gayler and
Joe Harper at Crook and Duffs, the former
slightly offensive, his normal condition   a little
braggart, too, this time.        Anon met Corbin.
To Post-office, then up-town, to 4th street,
the Burton Library sale.      To office again after
dinner, up town in car with Stedman, to his
room in 4th street, then together to the Burton
sale.     Webb of the  Times  there and others. To
supper.   Rondel up and anon Marsden and a 
Frenchman.         Entertained  em with whiskey and
smoke till 8  , then off to sale again, return-
ing by 10 to write up report.   Down town with it
and up again by midnight.     Weary night-jour-
neys are these and I don t like  em.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page forty-one
Description:Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Date:1860-10-07
Subject:Corbin; Crook and Duff�s (New York, N.Y.); Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gayler, Charles; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper, Joe; Journalism; Marsden; New York times.; Rondel; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Webb (reporter); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):4th Street
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.