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	       Sally as a Bride.
 divine countenance.      At 10  . went, finding
a dance in progress in the basement and a party
  not a very large one   assembled.   There was
Miss Behm (a buxom, Miss Schwartz-like
girl) three or four feminine faces, not very
familiar ones to me, Mort. Brown, Ritchie
Russell and others, most of the company except-
ing the dancers, clustered about the bride and bride-
groom, who sat back to window, bounded on the
right by the sofa (scene of past endearments)
on the left by the piano.     I observed Haney
on the outskirts of the group.      Sat and chatter-
ed with Anne, with Mrs. Edwards (who attributed
Parton s absence to Fanny and denounced that amia-
ble party for the thousandth time) with Mr. E, who
presently, on the appearance of the punch, proposed
briefly the health of the wedded couple, adding that
he believed both of them to be jolly good fellows and
knew that one was.      Then the company, led by Mort.
Brown and Haney drank the toast and cheered,
I did the former with about as much cordiality as
I felt.     Then Nast returned thanks in a jerky
common-place manner combined with a touch of
buffoonery, and proposed awkwardly the health of
Mr. and Mrs. Edwards.              Ann, meantime,
told me that the young couple had taken part of
a house in 45th street and that Sally cooked
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and thirty-two
Description:Describes a bridal reception at the Edwards' residence in honor of the marriage of Sally Edwards and Thomas Nast.
Date:1861-10-09
Subject:Behm, Miss; Brown, Mortimer; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, George; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Fern, Fanny; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Nast, Thomas; Parton, James; Russell, Ritchie
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):45th Street
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.