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	Nasts  relations to the Edwardses.
before reinstating her, thereby giving the girl a whole-
some and deserved lesson   in all kindness to her.
Good Matty   honest Matty   shows best of all; she
is not brilliant or very quick-witted, but she wants
to do right and is incapable of duplicity and ingrat-
titude.    She will be nineteen next Sunday; Eliza
seventeen within three days afterwards.    I wish,  
said Haney, of Matty,  that some young fellow
would come along and marry her  and then I
should hate him!          Much of the tenderness of
which her elder sister was most unworthy, Haney
has diverted to Matty; though he does not confess,
perhaps even to himself, any definite intention in
it.     He has got bravely over his former disappoint-
ment at length, and our estimate of Sally is al-
most the same.      For me the girl has ceased to
exist as completely as any living person can do so:
I don t think of or care about seeing her.       Apro-
pos, I once ventured a prediction that the marriage
would affect Nast s relations with Sol Eytinge; it
has come true.    There were propositions that the wives
of the friends should become acquainted with each
other and Maggie (she has dropped the name of
 Allie  entirely, now) wrote a letter to Mrs. Tommy
Nast, possibly inviting her to Brooklyn.           Sally
rather verdantly replied by saying that she didn t
think her mother would approve of her acceptance,
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and eighty-four
Description:Describes a talk with Jesse Haney about relations between the Nasts and the Edwards family.
Date:1862-01-23
Subject:Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Eytinge, Solomon; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Nast, Thomas; Vernon, Allie (Margaret Eytinge)
Coverage (City/State):[New York, New York]
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.