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	Sally poaching on her own hook.
When he was on visiting terms at the house (he
went thither with Haney much oftener than I did,
in those days) he observed Sally occasionally
on Broadway in company with young fellows,
strangers.     I knew everybody who came to the
house then and am quite sure they were strangers, 
he said.    Sally spoke to him of it, asking him
if he had mentioned the thing to Haney.  He told
her, truthfully, No; when she requested him not
to do so, adding that she should get scolded if
the circumstance were known at home.   He 
said nothing of it to anybody but George Arnold
who kept him company, then, and to whom he had
pointed out Sally on the street.        Both George and
Cahill thought the girl ought to be spoken to about
it, and the latter told her that though her conduct
was doubtless innocent and thoughtless, she had
better take care as the world was  very censoriasus, 
where upon Sally reddened or promised amend-
ment.      Cahill declares that he observed the thing
at least four times; that the girl s companions
were young fellows, and that Truman Bonestal
was not one of them, as I suggested.
  23.  Wednesday.   Shepherd up for a short
time.   Writing, indoors, all day, a  Bull Run 
story to take to the Harpers , John Bonner having
suggested that they were open to Love and War.
Page
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page twenty
Description:Regarding a story about Sally Nast, told by Frank Cahill.
Date:1861-10-22
Subject:Arnold, George; Bonestal, Truman; Bonner, John; Cahill, Frank; Civil War; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Publishers and publishing; Shepherd, N.G.; Women; Writing
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):Broadway
Scan Date:2010-06-08

 

Volume
Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen
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 life, the shooting of Sergeant Davenport by Captain Fitz James O'Brien for insubordination, and Frank Bellew's marital troubles.
Subject:Boardinghouses; Bohemians; Civil War; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Journalism; Marriage; Military; Publishers and publishing; Women
Coverage (City/State):New York, 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.