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	    A Bridal Reception.
dinner for her husband for the first time to day.
The poor old German mother is, it seems, not
to live with her son and newly-acquired daughter.
They will keep no servant.       They made all their
preparations without taking anybody into their con-
fidence, said Ann, but had got very nice things  
she was surprised on seeing them.   The young man
had a decided will of his own and was very em-
phatic in expressing his likes and dislikes; Slly
must defer to them at present.      To this I talked
quiet irony and commonplace, and presently, on
Sally s return from a brief absence from the room,
when she seated herself at the other end of it and
when Nast relinquished her side for a few minutes
(which he was very chary of doing) I went up and
offered a few words of congratulatory chaff.  She
had been so encircled by the others, I said, that
I couldn t do it before, likening her to a wedding-cake
and them to the sugar on it.       The loss was hers,
she said.    I had thought she had looked her best at
a distance, but laughing, she opened her mouth
and spoiled that impression during our momentary
interview.     Haney (who had been sick with diarrhea
yesterday, keeping his room) had left; in five
minutes I followed him, kind Matty (who had
just executed a song in conjunction with Eliza) coming
out after me, to give me a piece of the second
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Seventeen: page two hundred and thirty-three
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:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Marriage; Nast, Thomas
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.