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	How Haney takes It.
cook, washerwoman and servant; where they
have sour-kraut as a standing vegetable.   He can-
not give her the society she ll want; pleasant
and refined people won t accept him, simply be-
cause of his thrift and aggressive luck.      Sally
secretly thinks she can rule him; if it prove so
she won t be happy; she d like a man better who
could hold the whip-hand of superior wit and
irony over her.    I think he ll try to rule coarse-
ly.    Nicholas might have done better; he was a
gentleman of address and manners, though vain
and soft-headed.       She missed it in not accept-
ing him,  said Haney.      She made a worse mis-
take before,  added I.           He has got bravely over
it now, though he did love her dearly, and will
always feel that interest which is half-pain, about
a woman who once inspires the passion in a true
man s heart.  She would never have been the wife
for me, as they all tell me,  he avers.          Mrs. Ed-
wards has been very tender with him; her woman s
nature comprehending his case and affording him
quick sympathy.       I wish you d have fallen in
love with Matty,  I said.         I can t!  he answer-
ed, though he averred that she d be the most help-
ful mate of the three.        So we talked till past
midnight, when I departed.                I should have
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page ninety-six
Description:Regarding the engagement of Thomas Nast and Sally Edwards.
Date:1861-04-14
Subject:Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; 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.