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         Details about Haney s Passion.
at the time of his rejection, subsequently re-
turned to him by Sally, which revealed so
much of tenderness, of generosity and disinteres-
tedness, that though I said but little, I was
a good deal touched, especially as I felt guilty
of having questioned the quality of hi affection 
for the girl.          He did love her very dearly,
he suffered very much, he thought, even,
did this undemonstrative man, of suicide to
escape from the misery of the one topic that
haunted him unceasingly   he might have
done it but for the remembrance of his mother.
I do not know but he went to the river side
  to the Battry   with some such intention,
he half implied as much.     He thought of
leaving her what money he had   then of
those whose kinship would have made the
act an injustice.           In the letters he told
her of his love for the family   its very
name commending strangers to him   and,
after his dismissal, counselled her against
mistaking her feelings towards Nast or
accepting him from any but the honest dic-
tates of her heart, with infinite solicitude
and tender magnanimity.    I could well
understand her saying that he had never
appeared to so much advantage as under
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page eighty-nine
Description:Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Date:1860-11-04
Subject:Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Haney, Mrs.; Nast, Thomas; Suicide
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-04-27

 

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.