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	Sally s new Admirer.
in the basement, anon Matty returned, having
parted with her companions at the door.  Anne
appeared also.   Upstairs in the store, looking out
at the procession, Knudsen, Jack and others
there.   Going out to the door, for a better view
found Sally, further down on the steps, Matty
and Honeywell.    Sally told me various confiden
ces about her companion for the evening, on whom
she had been  practising.     He was a Mr Nichols,
(no relative to our Nyack friend), and unmarried.
She related his remarks and compliments and
had evidently been tenderly leading the man by
the nose towards a fool s paradise.      When I com-
mented, she was mockingly penitent, but admit-
ted she knew ^|she| would have to pay for it some
day,   but one must have some amusement! 
As wont, too, she tried a compliment or two
to me, receiving my hint of  practicing!  with
little moues and denials.      She wanted to know
if they d heard anything of Nast at the  Ill. News 
office, adding, with a look which said I will do
it! though you say what you may    Father and
mother might like to know!   We had more con-
fidences, some about Haney.      Neither he nor
Hayes turned up during the evening.          By
midnight the procession drew towards a close
and I left.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page fifty-six
Description:Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about her flirtation with a Mr. Nicholas.
Date:1860-10-13
Subject:Edwards, Ann; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes, Edward; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.; Parades; 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.