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     Sally  off  with Nicholas &  on  with Nast.
a good-humored, rough characteristically west-
ern face.        To Union Place Hotel, Bigelow
out of town, left note for him.       To 745.  Found
Mr. Edwards and Hayes on the basement, taking
their gin-and-water like hearty old Britons.     I
had a bundle of cigars for the former and joined
the two.    Haney down-town.
Mr. Hayes left.         The girls came, and present-
ly Nicholas dropped in, whom I was glad to
shake hands with.      He left, to return in an
hour, during which interval we had tea, W. Pil-
low being of the party.      Welles came, anon Pol-
hemus.    The last two getting to whist with Mat
and Eliza, I talked with Sally.                 She said
that Nicholas had relinquished his suit; that
Tommy had complained of her reserve and cool-
ness, on his return, that she had spoken of the
Rochester story, of which he had cleared him-
self.      Anon, declaring that we mustn t talk to
each other all the evening, she went to Welles.  A
pleasant gossippy evening, merging into dancing.
I had a cigar by the fire, looking on.       Sally s
confidence about Nicholas was corroborated by
his behavior; he danced principally with Matty,
who was very rosy and animated.       Sally was
saucy, full of spirits, and audaciously blew
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and eighty-three
Description:Regarding a night spent with the Edwards family.
Date:1861-02-19
Subject:Bigelow, John; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hayes; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.; Pillow, William; Polhemus; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-05-20

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen
Description:Describes 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, including a conflict between A.H. Colt and Mr. Woodward, a visit to Sullivan's Island, John Mitchel's tale of assisting with the lynching of an abolitionist, attending a celebration in honor of Benjamin Mordecai, Will Waud's arrival in Charleston, the scene in Charleston the day the ''Star of the West'' was fired upon by the Morris Island battery, pistol and rifle practice with various Charlestonians, a rumor in New York about his having been tarred and feathered in Charleston, a visit to the quarters of the ''Richland Rifles,'' witnessing a slave auction, and a visit to Colonel Bull's home.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Books and reading; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Military; 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.