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	On the old, old Subject.
ridicules him behind his back and sees that
Nast triumphs in his success.        I believe he
is right, for this reason; Tommy isn t strong
conversationally and when hard-up for topics,
a little detraction is so easy.     It looks smart,
too.    The present aspect of the lovers   if one
may call them so   entirely justifies my estimate
of Nast, communicated to Sally on the memorable
evening proceeding his departure for Europe.    She
is not satisfied with her bargain.           She sits
silent beside him at times, and when she thinks
Haney observes it, talks to Nast, laughs and 
affects to be entertained.    The pair don t manage
their wooing well, and everybody seems to resent
the sofa business, with a unanimity which is down-
right funny.          Then, too, the other girls, who all
try a leaf out of Sally s book, affect little smart-
nesses and are less kind   even less courteous  
to visitors than they might be.      So the result
is that nobody goes there.   Welles has seceded,
all but entirely; old Knudsen (who is nobody in
particular) drops in, perhaps once in three weeks;
Charley Honeywell calls but  won t stand no 
nonsense ; Haney goes thrice a week and is
none the happier for it   but he can t deny
himself the indulgence, though I know his
heart aches for it.             The family is under a
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page eighteen
Description:Describes a talk with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Date:1861-06-20
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Nast, Thomas; Welles, Edward
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-09

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen
Description:Includes Gunn's descriptions of the scene in New York at the commencement of the Civil War; his visits to military camps in and around New York City as a reporter for ""The New York Evening Post;"" boarding house living; a bridal reception at the Edwards family's residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast; a visit to the Heylyn and Rogers families in Rochester; and his trip to Paris, Ontario, to visit George Bolton and the Conworths.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Travel; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, New York; Paris, Ontario, Canada ; Rochester, 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.