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            Sally tells me about Nicholas.
tion.    At Crook and Duff s found Damoreau,
and Hayes the engraver (and married man)
anon Hamilton the architect.    Up-town by
2.        In the evening had the Woodward girls,
Boweryem, Richardson and latterly Phillips
in my room.      Smoke, toddy, singing and
scandal about the boarders.     Abed by midnight.
  24.  Sunday.   In-doors all the windy,
sunny day.   After tea to 745 and to church,
walking with Sally; Jack and Eliza prece-
ding us.      Confidences on her part about Nich-
olas.    He told her that he intended proposing
on Christmas Day, and again on New Year s,
but obtained no opportunity.  He has called
her  a heartless flirt,  a  beautiful fiend 
&c !!   which she retailed laughing.  She
says he is very vain of his good looks and
equally sensitive to ridicule.   He laments
his presumed intellectual inferiority, supposes
that Sally must find his conversation dull
after Haney s, Parton s and mine.     This
she objects to, thinking, rightly enough,
that a man ought to accept his own individ-
uality.  (It works ill for Nicholas in another
way, raising the girl s self-esteem at the expense
of his his own.)       He talks of his happiness
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and eighty-eight
Description:Regarding a conversation with Sally Edwards about Nicholas.
Date:1861-02-23
Subject:Boweryem, George; Damoreau, Charles (Brown); Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hamilton; Haney, Jesse; Hayes (engraver); Nicholas, John G.W.; Parton, James; Phillips; Richardson (boarder); Women; Woodward, Lizzie (Fite); Woodward, Susan
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.