Briggs makes a Mess of It.
told her as much as I ought to. She pro-
fessed pleasure at the clearing up and reestab-
lishment of old relations, but, I could see, ad-
hered to the impression of jealousy and spite
on Haney s part. She never credited his feeling
for her lasting as it has, though it s alloyed,
embittered, not unselfish perhaps. Didn t he
think I was getting spooney about you? asked Sal-
ly, returning to the subject more than once.
Sally half-regrets that she may have demed
a stronger passion than may be offered to her
again and rebels at Haney s repression of it
his undemonstrativeness. It s a sad thing.
Both of them want to be dearly-loved of all
things; both rebel at each others individuality.
Stayed till 11 , then home and to bed.
13. Saturday. To office and up again.
Marble, Spalding and Grant White went to
the ball last night, but didn t do a line about
it, being probably too great men or too lazy.
They got Briggs to write it up and in Croly s
words, he funked and made a mess of it.
Never was there a more meagre, ill-written
half-column of bosh than that of his manufacture
on the subject in question. Scribbling in my
room part of the afternoon, and writing to Han-
nah. At 9 o clock turned out to see the
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page fifty-three|
|Description:||Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about Jesse Haney.|
|Subject:||Bennett, Hannah; Briggs, Charles F.; Croly; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Marble; New York world.; Spalding; White, Richard Grant; Women|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|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.|