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	      Take Care! 
not invidiously so, and once went out to the
door to see a procession of Philadelphia Wide
Awakes.    Left with Haney at 11, walking
part of the way home with him.
  Sally knows I don t love her, I have told her
so in so many words.   She thinks I entertain
a half-cynical opinion of her; would not object
to have me for a suitor but is not the girl to
let sentiment strike in so as to hurt her.    Yet
these confidential relations between the opposite
sexes always have a touch of it; Haney was
right enough in thinking danger might come of
it.       He d never have seen it without the aid
of certain  green-eyed  spectacles, however.
  I wouldn t play false to Hannah s love and
fidelity for all the world, I have never wished
too.       I don t like blabbing of my engagement
to her even to Sally, but if it must be, it
must.     God keep me from coxcombry and
puppyism in over estimating a girl s fancy!
but these entries must read like it.        It seems
damnably ungenerous, too, to be noting down a girl s
confidences.       I do and cannot but like her
and wouldn t wrong her in thought or deed.
All this business has come about in the most
unstudied manner in the world.       Get married
Sally! take Nichols or Nast or any good
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page seventy-five
Description:Comments on his relationship with Sally Edwards.
Date:1860-10-24
Subject:Bennett, Hannah; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nicholas, John G.W.; Nast, Thomas; 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.