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	Her Regard for Sally
paring little dainties when the girl is sick, ar-
bitralily insisting on Sally s indulging herself.
A word or smile is ample payment for all.
When engaged in scrubbing or other domestic
drudgery, if Sally passes, the maid will ask
her, appealingly, to  say something  to her.   I
make a little joke, then,  said Sally,  and she is
quite delighted.  She says I m the only one who
treats her as if she had feelings.          She would
give Sally presents only she supposes the girl
wouldn t accept  em.     Her estimate of Sally ar-
gues a curious amount of acuteness and simpli-
city.    She thinks her  very simple  and cautions
her against being  put upon  by servants, when
she is married, to which she advises her, sus-
pecting that she has some affair of the heart which
makes her lonely and unhappy and which the
maid would fain be admitted to, having told
her young mistress all her own.  She believes
Sally would be capable of loving very dearly  the
right kind of man,  but deplorably unhappy in
case of a mistake, and has puzzled herself to
discover  who it is,  reckoning up, severally, the
visitors to the house.         Haney, she thinks, very
amusing, me she approves of, Jim Parton she
is enthusiastic about.        She heard him talking
in behalf of servants, a subject he is eloquent
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and five
Description:Regarding the servant girl working for the Edwards family.
Subject:Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Parton, James; Women; Working class women
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.