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	       Haney s Account of the
pipes and Matty, with the piano for a table, making
a dress for her adornment, on the occasion of Jack
Crockett s wedding, which is to take place next Wed-
nesday; all of us being invited.      The cards of the
pair were awaiting me.     Sat and talked; anon
came Eliza, Jack, their mother and presently
Anne.      Eliza and Jack had recently sat for
their photographic cartes de visite, and the former
brought them down to show me.         After some chat
and joking, I secured copies.         Stayed till past
11, then accompanied Haney to 16th street, where
we sat in his room, drinking madeira, presented to
him by a custom-house officer, one of his fellow
boarders.        Throughout the evening we had been
more than common cordial and friendly and we
dropped gradually into one of our confidential talks
about the family and, inevitably of Sally.        It
seems that neither she nor her husband are very
frequent visitors at 745, now; their indifference
perhaps amounting to a want of feeling.   Nast
does not even care to drop in on his daily returns up-
town.         The girls visit them, persisting in doing
so.     Both Eliza and Anne have received the reward
of their partisanship against Haney in being 
thrown over.     Eliza, longing to be restored to her old
friendly relations with him, attempts it indirectly, but
he designs that she shall ask what s the matter
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and eighty-three
Description:Describes a talk with Jesse Haney about relations between the Nasts and the Edwards family.
Date:1862-01-23
Subject:Crockett, John; Edwards, Ann; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
Coverage (Street):16th Street
Scan Date:2010-06-14

 

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.