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	Sally  down on  Tommy.
in the seat behind us.     A farce succeeded the play,
in which Miss Cushman appeared also.         The
little revelation about Nast s previous flame and
Rochester expedition has effected a good deal, not
to his advantage, in Sally s mind; she returned
to the subject and compared herself to Tom
Pinch on his discovery of the true character of
Pecksniff.    I defended Tommy, arguing that at
his age the passion and the ignoring it was natu-
ral, if he had been older he might have known
the chance of discovery rendered it the wiser course
to admit the folly.         But,  said Sally,  if he
did it once, he may again with some other. 
Nast has evidently told unnescessarily strong fibs
about the matter.     Sally broached the subject
as soon as possible.     I expected to see a redness
of the eyes indicative o, in a mild way of cry-
ing,  I suggested,  you bore the confirmation
well and characteristicaly   have you spent
the night in burning up letters?    What have
you got in your head, now?  she asked, laugh-
ing but curious, and then fell to talking of Ni-
chols  gratification at a compliment she paid
him.                  I swear there is nothing more deli-
cious, more exquisitely interesting than this looking-
on and into the character of girl-hood; there
is always something to discover, to amuse and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and twenty-seven
Description:Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast.
Date:1860-11-22
Subject:Cushman, Pauline; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.; Theater; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Rochester, [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.