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	   Things at 745.
ton up awhile.   Joined Cahill at  the Store, 
and he walked with me towards and past 745;
telling me he had seen Seymour, who had pro-
mised to get him something reportorial to do on
the  Times.    Appointed to meet him at 11 and
went to 745.        Sally opened the door, Nast
and Eliza were in full cry at the piano, Anne
and Mat at the table, sewing or scissoring.   I
had expected and wanted to see Haney, who
hadn t been there for two whole evenings.  They
talked about it: Anne always affects great
consideration for him, now; perhaps conscience-
stricken for what she once helped to do; or
rather because Haney whipped her with his ton-
gue for it.      Women find it pretty easy to go
on in injustice when unresisted, but sing out,  How sorry
I am! don t!  when the victim hits back.
Anne, too, is making up for her dep helping to
deprive Sally of one lover by abetting another.
When Eliza, at the piano, got tiffed at the
talking, Anne wanted her to keep on, (for
the benefit of Sally and Tommy; who
conversed safely, under its cover.)  They get
along, as I augured, favorably   little Podgey
will win, sure enough, and if he don t detest
me it s a pity!        Well, perhaps he has a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page fifty-three
Description:Comments briefly on Anne Edwards.
Date:1861-04-02
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; New York times.; Seymour, Charles (Bailey); Stockton; Women
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.