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	And Warming towards Nast.
Broadway promenades.     Of course Nast thinks
Nicholas a conceited puppy and Nicholas dislikes
Nast.       Sally is evidently increasing in dissatis-
faction with her good looking admirer.     He has
been comparatively affluent and, she says, is
indolent   his good-looks, manner and past
fortune combining to spoil him.   Evidently
Nicholas won t win.           Of Nast, Sally con-
fided but little, which was equivalent to con-
fiding a great deal, admitting however that
he was jealous and self-willed.     She laugh-
ingly admitted that my interpretation of his
rejection of my advances was correct.   All
of these confidences were vouchsafed on
our way to and in church, for we whispered
together throughout the first hymn, but were
decorous subsequently.     It was a fine moon-
light night, with a sharp wind blowing on our
return.       Only Haney, beside the family, at
the house, he recovering health.     Mort. Thom-
son visited him once at 745, Parton fre-
quently.    Mort looks overworked; he lectured
in the winter-time, scribbles now, weekly, for
the  Mercury  and is to be married to Grace
Eldredge in May.      (I saw the announcement
of this, at Charleston, in the  Courier.    We
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Fifteen: page one hundred and ninety
Description:Regarding a conversation with Sally Edwards about Nicholas.
Date:1861-02-24
Subject:Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.; Parton, James; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
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.