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               A Dance at 745.
looking very well in a new dress, I talked
to her and presently a dance was proposed
and the tables were wheeled aside.  Sally
came up to me and asked if I wasn t going
to join.    You re  engaged, of course?  I
said.     How did you know it?  she inquired,
looking queerly.        She danced with Tommy,
Nicholas with Matty, Anne (who had come
in recently) with Jack, Haney with Crockett,
Eliza playing as usual; I sat jollily in
arm chair, mounted spectacles and looked
on.       I shouldn t wonder if Nicholas trans-
ferred his addresses to Mat, when he
may find a rival in Haney.       The girl
is very kind and pleasant-tempered, of
late, has just that air of one who finds
herself in receipt of unaccustomed
homage, for which she is grateful.   (Young
Honeywell proved a special ass, and se-
ceded from the pleasant circle three months
ago.)         Mr. Edwards sat in his chair
by the fire and presently Mrs E. came
down-stairs.        More talks anon, a bit
of a spar with Sally.         All broke up at
11, as usual.
  16.  Saturday.   Writing.   Down-town
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page twenty-five
Description:Describes an evening with the Edwards family, in which there was a dance.
Date:1861-03-15
Subject:Crockett, John; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.