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           Anne Discovers a Mare s Nest.
got particulars of sale, went down-town
and did report.   Talk with Sweetsir and
Cobb, latter a Connecticut man, one of the
editors; found him subsequently in 6th ave-
nue car and we returned up town together at
half-past 12, or later.
  2.  Friday.  In doors till the evening writing,
then to 745.  Found Haney there, the girls and
Mrs Weddell, the good looking sister of Rogers,
Parton s brother-in-law, with a friend of hers.
There was a Wide-Awake procession towards
9   o clock and some of us went to the door to
see it, when Sally availing herself of the oppor-
tunity accorded by Matty s temporary absence,
told me of a queer hoax got up by Haney on
Saturday and Sunday nights.    An idea that he
was making love to Matty had entered the wise
noddle of Anne, greatly confirmed by some small
confidence betwixt them which had necessitated the
passing of a note from one to the other.     Ann inocu-
lated Sally and Eliza with her suspicions and
on Sunday evening attacked the object of them, tel-
ling him it was wrong to take advantage of the
girl s youth and inexperience &c.    Haney treat-
ed the accusation with perfect gravity, stating
that he trusted that Martha and he knew each
others dispositions, that though his circumstances
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page eighty-three
Description:Describes a joke on Anne Edwards created by Jesse Haney.
Date:1860-11-01
Subject:Cobb, Myron H.; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parades; Practical jokes; Rogers, William; Sweetsir; Weddle, Mrs.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Connecticut
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]; 6th Avenue
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.