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           Nast accepted by Sally.
stead of the old, pleasant shakes of hand
all round and the little half-confidential
bits of chaff, the lingering in the passage,
with the three loved, girlish faces laughing at
the doorway and protracting the good night
into a ten minutes  performance   all to oc-
cur, I suppose Nevermore!   I shook hands
with honest Jack and with Haney, turned out
into the street, the others following.    Walked
home with Haney and smoked for half an
hour or more in his room, talking of Sally.
Jim Parton had asked him to-day,  if he
had heard the news?        Haney knew what
news; Tommy s acceptation.     Jim understood
that it was to be a long engagement, in which
case I wont ensure its consummation; for
Tommy mayn t wash.   Not that Sally has not
a much more favorable estimate of him than
Haney and I, who agree perfectly on that
head; I have chronicled her view of Tommy s 
character, as confided to me at Grafton.     But
I do fear that the girl has gone miserably
and wilfully into a match that won t result
in her happiness.   She don t love Tommy, in
spite of the secret correspondence, of which, I
suppose only I, Eliza and the principals know.
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page ninety-three
Description:Regarding the engagement of Thomas Nast and Sally Edwards.
Date:1861-04-14
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Parton, James
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.