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	Sally in Doubt.
Anne being in Jack s words  too much of a
snob to bring her aristocratic beau into the
basement.        I talked with Sally, principal-
ly about last night, but her confidences were
a good deal cut up by Jack who occasionally
made a conversational descent upon us, a little
to Sally s displeasure.             The girl will none
of Nichols   he won t do   not enough in him.
She suspects that Haney s estimate of her char-
acter is changing, has changed   perhaps that
he may renew his suit and then   what shall
she do?   She asked me whether Love
without Respect or Respect without Love were
the better bargain, adding that in the latter case
Love might come after?     I said  Sally! for
Christ s sake marry no man unless you do
love him.        This girl s future troubles me:
I would cut off an arm to secure her happiness,
to see her dearly-loved, understood and mar-
ried.       I crossed the bitter bleak square to-
night which, last August, on our return from
the visit to the Great Eastern, we passed
through in all its rich leafy glory   I walked
swiftly through it in a half-agony and I
prayed to God for her.    Oh God! why is
there misery in this world! and why should
it come upon girls whom to know is to be
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and thirty-two
Description:Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards.
Date:1860-11-25
Subject:Edwards, Ann; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; King, William; Nicholas, John G.W.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-04-29

 

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.