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               Sally s audacious Question.
duced to some years back at Florence s hotel)
is a native of Charleston, a tall, handsome
young woman, with black hair, fine features,
a fine color.     She was all agog with sympathy
with her native state and desire to be there now.
We had a good deal of lively talk about it
and incidental matters.           Meyers (of the
 World ) was on the  Pick  in Scoville s day, and
Scoville spoke of him.          Out together, parting
in Hudson Street, I to Bleecker, then to 745.
Anne, Sally, Matty, Haney and Tousey there,
Eliza at  Jo  Brown s.      Talk as usual.  
Having an abominable cold in the head felt dull
and stupid and no doubt appeared so.         In
a little two minutes chat whispered chat with
Sally, quoth she, in allusion to my expedition:
 Won t you Take Me with you?  repeating a remark
she had made on a former night.      It was one of
the girl s bits of characteristic audacity.   When my
journey was first talked of, she envied it.     Mr
& Mrs E. came in and Haney going out to fetch
Eliza home, Mrs E. took the opportunity to speak
of Nast   she never mentions little Tommy in
Haney s presence, I notice.  They got a letter
from him to-day: he is dissatisfied, talks long-
ingly of New York, yet wants to get an engage-
ment from the Ill. London News, as also to
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fourteen: page one hundred and sixty-six
Description:Comments on Sally Edwards's envy over his going to Charleston.
Date:1860-12-17
Subject:Brown, Josie; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Meyers; Nast, Thomas; Schaub, Carolina Uniana (Scoville); Scoville, Joe; Tousey
Coverage (City/State):New York, [New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]
Coverage (Street):745 [Broadway]; Bleecker; Hudson 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.