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           Sally talks and asks about Nicholas.
gence in chocolate in a visit paid on Monday
night by himself, Mr. & Mrs. E., Mat and Eliza
to Knudsen s lodging;) Sally aloof also, in a big
arm-chair.              Sitting together, on the sofa, she
began about the discovery of Nicholas  widower-hood,
being evidently full of it.         She was curious to know 
how I knew it, and her questioning set me on
fudging up a story of an imaginary confidence
on his part, as we walked  under the solemn stars, 
last night, to the Newark dep t   which she didn t
credit seriously, but which additionally stimulated
her inquisitiveness.   We had a lively chaffing time
of it for awhile, when I seceded to Matty s
side (the whist terminating) and Sally talked to
Nicholas.     Anon Eliza sang and presently got
to dancing, in which all joined, I think, ex-
cept Haney.   I danced with Mat and Eliza,
Sally principally with Nicholas.    She was ani-
mated, lively, full of questions.        Mr. and Mrs.
E. and Anne came in, towards the close of the
evening, and Crockett and Nicholas didn t leave
till 11  .           But there s nothing in him! 
said Sally, in a parting spar we had.        Before,
she pronounced the widower business  a deception, 
saying he oughtn t to have passed himself off
for a single man.      I rather like the fellow,
and spake well of him.                Sally corres-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and fifty-five
Description:Regarding Sally Edwards's reaction upon discovering that Nicholas is a widower.
Date:1860-12-11
Subject:Crockett, John; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Nicholas, John G.W.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Newark, [New Jersey]
Scan Date:2010-04-30

 

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.