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	Speculations about It.
She could never have reckoned him up so coolly;
dismissed the idea of him so completely on the dis-
covery of his supposed deception in regard to the
Sarah Gay matter.       When we were at Grafton,
she supposed the chances of Tommy s return
or that he would return unchanged in
sentiment so dubious, that he had really become quite indis-
tinct to her.    She made no scruple in telling
me all about him.    Now she regrets that, and
resents her having confided in me; probably
distrusts that I have cackled to Haney (in
which she is signally mistaken) and instead
of compelling Nast to acknowledge me, has been
won to accepting his dislike   or something akin
to it.    It s like taking the Tartar priso-
ner.       The girl, never too happy, or too loving,
springing from a union which could hardly have
originated in simple affection (for Mrs. Edwards
must know the intellectual calibre of her husband,
and could hardly have loved him, though he
was a good looking, prosperous man in those days,
and she a governess)   the girl, never a favor-
ite at home, mentally developed by overmuch
acceptation of Thackeray in his not highest
sense, chafing at Nicholas  soft-headedness,
and feeling that she is over twenty   (a fright-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page ninety-four
Description:Regarding the engagement of Thomas Nast and Sally Edwards.
Date:1861-04-14
Subject:Books and reading; Edwards, George; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gay, Sarah (Galusha); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Nast, Thomas; Nicholas, John G.W.; Women
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.