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           How to win a Servant s Liking.
she is  only a great baby after all, and her
father and mother must think a good deal of
her to let her go squalling about the house of a
Sunday morning,  which shocks our Scot s sense
of propriety.       In truth Eliza loves nothing
so much as music and singing; it is to her
what reading is to a lover of books.  She would
willingly spend a whole mornings at the piano
regarding other duties as irksome.      To return
to the damsel who would willingly play Friday
to Sally s Robinson Crusoe.        She professes to
like her vocation, because it gives her an oppotu-
nity of observing people   a reason in which I
can sympathize.        She would like nothing better
than to be Sally s servant and  make things
comfortable for her.       I praise her a little
when she does things well,  said Sally  and
don t scold when the opposite happens: I may
say she might have done better.          The maid
anticipates leaving, but insists she shall call and
see Sally.           She has her admirers and, as
said, makes the girl her confidante about them.
  So we talked till Mr and Mrs E. came down
stairs.        Welles had got a letter from Nast and
spoke of it, I didn t hear particulars.         All the
Edwards  family went to visit the Hayes  yester-
evening, with the exception of Sally, detained by
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and seven
Description:Regarding the servant girl working for the Edwards family.
Date:1860-11-13
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hayes; Hayes, Mrs.; Hayes, Edward; Nast, Thomas; Welles, Edward; Working class women
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.