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	Jim Parton Runs Away
as he had used to.     He is  different in his
manner  towards her.   The girl would willingly
have his liking; she secretly revolts at being jud-
ged cold and selfish; it is because I accredit
her with a woman s heart that we are such
friends.  We are always prone to act up to the
estimate formed of us.          Apropos of selfish-
ness, I discovered that some allusion on my part
to  Chuzzlewit,  in my talk on the eve of Nast s
departure had made her desirous of reading it.
This night I had brought a brief, ridiculously
written article by one of its editors, from the Illustrated N.Y. News,
accompanying a cut of Nast, from a similar
photograph to the one sent to the family.  Sally
wouldn t allow that she possessed interest in
the subject.            Anne was present part of
the time as we watched the procession.  At 10.
15 I went to my autograph sale, got parti-
culars and presently returned.    Mr and
Mrs Edwards he were at the theatre; Haney
and I tarried till they returned, I talking
with Sally and Anne, and half-writing out
my report.       When Haney and I got outside
he, after mentioning that he intended going 
for a Sunday s shooting to Lake Mahopac,
in company with Alf. Waud, added  I must
tell you something   Jim s cut!        Parton
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page eighty-five
Description:Comments on Sally Edwards
Subject:Books and reading; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, George; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; New York illustrated news; Parades; Parton, James; Waud, Alfred
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-04-27


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.