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	  Nicholas Seceding.
till near 8.     Hillard pronounces the picture-dealing
Nichols a rogue and a humbug, with reason.
By car to Houston Street, thence to Chapin s;
the sermon being commenced, the corner-pew was
full, hence only on the conclusion of the services
did I join Sally, Eliza and Jack.   Walking
homewards with the former, she volunteered doing
a little of the confessional about Nicholas.   He
had presented her Reade s  Christie Johnstone, 
with her name written in the book and passa-
ges underscored.    Eliza commented on the absence
of the  Miss  before the name and on the under-
scoring, when Nicholas impetuously tore out the
leaf containing the first and scratched out the 
last   which Sally duly re-marked.   Since then
he hasn t been to the house, and though he can-
not deny himself the pleasure of promenading
Broadway of afternoons for the purpose of meet-
ing Sally, he doesn t attempt to join her, as
heretofore, but passes, looking a little melan-
choly.    It s all vanity!  said Sally, impatient-
ly, of his passion.   I asked her whether he was-
n t making some progress before Tommy return-
ed, but she asserted that Nicholas had resign-
ed at New Years , saying that he had been
to the house too often for his happiness and
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page nine
Description:Describes a conversation with Sally Edwards about Nicholas.
Date:1861-03-03
Subject:Books and reading; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Hillard, Frank; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.; Women
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway; Houston Street
Scan Date:2010-05-24

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War, boarding house living, visits to the Edwards family, Mort Thomson's engagement to Fanny Fern's daughter Grace Eldredge, Frank Cahill's return to New York from London, Frank Bellew's dissatisfaction with living in England, Thomas Nast's engagement to Sally Edwards, the scene in New York during the departure of the 7th New York Regiment for Washington, attending the wedding of Olive Waite and Hamilton Bragg, a visit with Frank Cahill to the camp of the 1st Regiment of New York Volunteers and the 2nd Regiment of New York State Militia on Staten Island, the death of Charles Welden, and his reporting work.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York
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.