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	Nast  in love  before (?)
rejection.             But he adhered to his conviction
that she had betrayed a lack of kindness; intima-
ting also that she might not be unwilling to en-
courage a renewal of his suit, now,   at all
events that she has learnt to estimate him differently.
I told him, as I think, that the girl only wishes
to have his good will, being pretty well convinced
that they never would have suited each other.    His
passion, she instinctively felt, was a serious affair,
dreading the responsibility of becoming the wife of
a man who could become exacting, who was too
keen sighted and too much in earnest to be
put off with mere liking such as would have satis-
fied Nast.          This, her girlish hesitancy in
such a crisis, little Tommy s passion, her sup-
position that Haney took possession of her too sudden-
ly, the opposition of Anne and the others, all had
their influence on Sally.         Apropos of Nast,
I find he was in love with a visitor at Mort
Thomson s, before he knew Sally.    The girl
was from Rochester, engaged to be married, and
Tommy actually visited that city, for love of her,
I think subsequent to her becoming another man s 
wife   whether he knew it, I know not.      Haney
knows Anne s objections to him and has rallied
her on them, especially since the hoax about his
engagement with Matty.          He told me particulars
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page ninety
Description:Describes a conversation with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Subject:Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Rochester, [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.