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	Sally and Tommy Nast.
and Miss Sturgis.     Haney, I learnt, had gone
to Newark or somewhere, out for the day.  Poor
Haney!   I should like to have been with him. Back.
Dinner, did report, smoked, read, loafed, wrote
up seven of the preceding pages.  As I sit now,
alone in my room, on a cool, darkish, starry night,
and very quiet, I suppose that Sally and Tommy Nast are
seated on the after deck of a Hudson river steam-
boat, plashing their way towards Albany.    The
last time that young lady made so long a voyage
on the  renowned river  was one August night, a
year ago when I sat beside her and told her of
my dead and gone passion for Mary Bilton.    I
remember advisint her, too, to accept Nast, if he
returned a special good fellow, with his liking for
her unimpaired.    How anxious you are about
me!  she said;  perhaps I shall never marry.    On
my repeating a not uncommon prophecy of mine
  and a perfectly truthful one as the event has pro-
ved   that, did she become Mrs Nast, our friend-
ship would terminate, she insisted that it should
not   that she would  make him like me.   Ah!
Sally! you thought so, then, perhaps!       She told
me that she had lain awake all night, next mor-
ning,  thinking.             I hope they ll be happy,
but the natural man within me wishes that the
wish might only include Sally.    And I never
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and twelve
Description:Regarding the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast.
Date:1861-09-26
Subject:Bilton, Mary; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Nast, Thomas; Sturgis, Miss
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Scan Date:2010-06-15

 

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.