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I don t think the young fellow showed at all
well, in his new relation.    At such a time, if ever,
a man   a young man, too   should be kind
and friendly, disposed to goodwill to all around
him, full of delicious humility, blended with triumph,
grateful for the happiness which has fallen
to him; in short as good as his nature
is capable of.    There was none of this; I am de-
ceived if there was not latent vulgar triumph, a
tendency to insolent assertion of his luck; his con-
quest.        Sally, too, didn t look too happy, or too
much at ease, beside him.       She flushed up occa-
sionally, giggled and talked, with awkward inter-
vals of silence.       He did a little buffonery, too,
with the girls in general, and, squat on a music
stool, the whole of his podgy figure visible, didn t
appear to advantage.           I made a point to do
only the initial courtesies to the girls, unless
they indicated goodwill towards a little chat, which
good humored Matty presently did, when I talked
awhile to her, as did Haney, joining us.         Eliza,
on the sofa, cultivated Tousey, or laughed at
Tommy s sallies   for she is temporarily of the
Nast-y faction.         So the evening wore on till 
11 o clock came, when with a cordial good night
to Mrs. Edwards, a cool  good evening, ladies!  in
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page ninety-two
Description:Describes an evening spent with the Edwards family.
Date:1861-04-14
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Tousey
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-01

 

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.