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          Mrs. Levison won t see Cahill.
liked to have felt friendly to Sally s husband;
to have shaken him by the hand on the wedding-
day and to have wished him happiness with all
my soul; to have touched her cheek with a kiss,
and have bidden God bless her! but it won t
be so, and so let the matter rest.         Possibly
I do him injustice, after all.     I hope so.
  For the hundredth time I observe how curiously
events hinge on one another: Haney introduced
Nast as a substitute for Cahill; that his
absence mightn t be felt in our little circle.  He
thought Tommy might do for Mat or Eliza  
never apprehending that he was thereby risking
the realization of Benedick s simile;    The flat
transgression of a schoolboy who, being overjoyed
at finding a bird s next, shows it to his companion,
and he steals it. 
  15.  Monday.   Down-town, to the  Evening
Post  office, saw Maverick at the top of the
building, among the printers; Godwin in Washing-
ton still.         To Haney s, met Larason, who talk-
ed of Mrs. Lev s refusing to see Cahill, or to have
anything to do with him   unless to receive back
the money.    If he repented, why didn t he return
the money?    that s her logic.      I wonder she re-
sisted the temptation of an opportunity for blowing
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page ninety-seven
Description:Regarding the engagement of Thomas Nast and Sally Edwards.
Date:1861-04-14
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Godwin, Park; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Larason; Levison, William, Mrs.; Marriage; Maverick, Augustus; Nast, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Washington, [District of Columbia]
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.