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	        Sally s Coquetry
been esquired from 745 to 16th street by the
gallant Newarkian, ^|who| never mistrusted the sex of
his companion, until his arrival at the latter
place when he was furiously laughed at.     Jim
Parton was  sold  in a similar manner on the
previous evening, to the girls  amusement.    Tousey
wore his mother s dress and might have deceived most
people, being a beardless, smooth-haired young lad.
Talk awhile, then to dancing, Nicholas devoting
himself in the usual direction.     Thinking of
my coming departure from the loved basement room
and the dear faces, I was blue awhile, but got
all right anon, talking with one and the other,
now Matty, anon Anne, sometimes Sally, finally
with their mother.     The Crocketts  cut up  heartily;
the married one has lived in England, the other
is rudely good-humored.   He commented unfavora-
bly on Sally s dancing to Anne, his partner, who
said something milder to the same effect, which Nic-
holas resented: Anne told me of it, asserting that
his behavior toward Sally was  becoming serious 
and that he would be  very angry  when he got his
rejection.   How did she know that he would be rejec-
ted?      Why didn t Sally tell everything he said to her
and make fun of him! &c &c               One delightfully
absurd little incident occurring this evening only
Haney noticed.    He was about to cross the room to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and fifty-eight
Description:Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family and friends.
Date:1860-12-14
Subject:Clothing and dress; Crockett, John; Crockett, Larry; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nicholas, John G.W.; Parton, James; Tousey
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Newark, [New Jersey]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]; 16th Street
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.