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            I am  Cold-Shouldered. 
I fell to talking with them, Matty remaining
at the table for a short time and then joining
the others, who had markedly got together in a
group at the sofa-corner, at which Tommy
was paramount.       Mrs. Edwards conversed
pleasantly and kindly, but I was stung and
mortified and indignant at the girls  apparently
turning the cold-shoulder to me, and the time
dragged wearily until 11 o clock gave me my 
welcome cue for departure.      I had made sure
of Haney s being there, or I might have preferred
an evening with him, and spared myself this mor-
tification.          So I went home in a pretty grim,
cynical humor; grinning bitterly to think of how
I had speculated and troubled myself touching
Sally s future and how particularly well able that
young person seems to be, take the business
into her own hands!         I wouldn t wonder if
Tommy hasn t talked Eytinge about me to the girls;
of course being angry with him I suspect the little
beggar.          If so, it s a good illustration of cause
and effect: I tell Mort Thomson (on being asked,
not before) the truth about Sol s immaculate wife
  then strumpet   and, three or four years after,
his resentment turns up in the basement of 745!
It never pays to make an enemy, I believe, but
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page sixty-eight
Description:Describes spending the evening with the Edwards family in which he feels ''cold-shouldered.''
Date:1861-04-07
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Thomson, Mortimer (Doesticks); Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge)
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.