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            Sally tells me about Nicholas.
illuminatory and brutal in its devices and
transparencies.   Down-stairs awhile for bread
and cheese and ale, then left at 11  , the
girls still on the doorstep.    Haney left before.
  24.  Wednesday.  In-doors writing Dog
article &c., till 4, then down-town with it.
I had prepared a note for Marble; he entered
his room while I was in it, so we had a talk.
Up-town.     After supper to 745, having a book
for George Edwards and an opera-ticket, but
as it was but an single one, nobody used it.  Haney
there.    The girls, Anne, Haney and I had a 
rather slow evening of it till towards the close,
when Haney got to dancing with Matty and I to
confidences with Sally.      She told me about her
last capture.           The man s  quite in earnest,  has
asked if her affections are engaged.        He met her
with Eliza, this afternoon, on Broadway; had
done a good deal of promenading of late; with
that object.     Sally is  frightened ; thinks her
admirer rather shallow, and distrusts such
passions of such rapid growth.   She denied my
assertion that she had made love to him first,
singling him out as the most eligible companion
on the night of the Firemen s parade, with
that especial object.  You can t see a fresh
scalp without longing to try your hand at it,
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page seventy-three
Description:Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about her relationship with Nicholas.
Subject:Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Food; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Journalism; Marble; New York world.; Nicholas, John G.W.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):745 Broadway
Scan Date:2010-04-26


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.