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	   Impending Matrimony.
he should explain, or she couldn t accept his invita-
tion.       He couldn t or wouldn t, so she didn t.
Knudsen is the only visitor at the house now.      The
wise Anne has incurred Nast s detestation by cackling
some nonsense about Frank Leslie having said he
had been the making of Tommy, and talk of his an-
tecedents.  (He did sweep out the Bryan Gallery as
 boy  in the time when his father was a musician in
Dodsworth s band.     Cahill recollects him; he was
a bearded Teuton, not podgy, like his son.)     Jack
complains to Haney that Nast  seems without feel-
ing.      The marriage is to be celebrated on Thurs-
day afternoon, at about 2 or 3, only the family,
including George and Harriet, being present.  There
have been visits to Nast s mother on the part of the
Edwardses; she cannot speak English.       Generally
the culmination towards matrimony has made 
745 very dull; Nast takes Sally to entertainments
alone, not extending such courtesies to his future
sisters, whom Haney does not feel called upon
to  treat  as of old.       Yet he goes to the house as
usual   paying for it, I think.            He left me by
10   o clock.
  24.  Tuesday.   Scoring up Diary.   Down town
in the afternoon.  Past Sol Eytinge and Nast in
Broadway, the former looking corupulent, the lat-
ter laughing.    Met Kelly, who told me that Hart
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and seven
Description:Regarding the coming marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast.
Subject:Cahill, Frank; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George, Jr.; Edwards, Harriet; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Hart; Honeywell, Charles; Kelly; Knudsen, Carl Wilhelm; Leslie, Frank; Marriage; Nast; Nast, Mrs.; Nast, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-15


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.