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          Extenuation of Female Jealousy.
innocently exhibiting their honest attractions as
it were, and unconsciously bidding for what they
are so worthy of.      They ll find husbands some
day.              Not a girl hearing of one of her own
sex, an acquaintance, getting married, but feels
as if that bride had personally triumphed over
her.    This feeling was evident in what little was said
about Grace s wedding; even Mrs. Edwards par-
took of it.      I liked her for it.       It meant, Why
should that girl, who is neither so good or so pretty
as my dear girls, have achieved the success without
which every woman secretly regards her life as a
comparative failure?          Match-making often ori-
ginates in the tenderest affection.           At 11 o clock
we broke up and Tommy, in the hall, in return
for my  Good evening Mr. Nast,  gave me a not of-
fensive one.
  25.  Saturday.   In the afternoon to the  World 
office, saw Marble and Sweetsir.  Stedman went
off again to Washington this day.      At the  Tribune 
office met Underhill, just returned from Vir-
ginia, where he had been arrested as a spy and con-
fined at Chaeleston for two days in the prison room
once occupied by Osawattomie Brown.  Haney not
in.       Up town, looking in at  Frank Leslie s  and
seeing John Wood.            He told me that a paragraph
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Sixteen: page two hundred and one
Description:Describes a visit to the Edwards family.
Date:1861-05-24
Subject:Civil War; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Eldredge, Grace (Thomson); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marble; Marriage; Nast, Thomas; Stedman, Edmund Clarence; Sweetsir; Underhill, Ed; Women; Wood, John A.
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]; Charleston, [South Carolina]; Virginia
Scan Date:2010-06-08

 

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.