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            Plans about Sally s Marriage.
social Quarantine, from which it may emerge
all the pleasanter.            It is arranged that
Sally shall go to Nast s home, when they are
married, his mother residing there, then, as now.
(Nast lives near the Weehaken Ferry, some dis-
tance up-town.)     This is a sensible arrangement,
and if Sally has the kindness and wit to accept
her husband s mother, the honest old German
woman, (who can speak no language but her
own) may become an agreeable and useful
feature in the young wife s little domestic world.
  Haney doesn t want to be present at the
marriage; he projects an assumed necessity
for a visit to Philadelphia when the time comes.
I should like to see it well enough, having an
insatiable desire to be a Looker-On at every-
thing; but it would involve the necessity of
shaking Nast by the hand, which would be
hypocrisy, as I don t like the little beggar and
he knows it.        And you always hate a man
the more, if you try to force your inclinations
and be civil to him.         So its just as well
that I shall probably be in Canada, when
Sally Edwards drops the latter half of her
name.     What a deal I have written about this
girl, to be sure, twenty times as much as about 
Hannah   grave, kind, earnest-hearted, patient,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page nineteen
Description:Describes a talk with Jesse Haney about Sally Edwards.
Date:1861-06-20
Subject:Bennet, Hannah; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Nast, Mrs.; Nast, Thomas; Women
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.