A Reminiscense of Sally.
possibly in consequence of irregular payments, and
now draws, at an increased salary, for Harper s.
He made the acquaintance of one of the young Har-
pies in Washington, nursed him while sick, or was
otherwise of service, and got offers made to him.
Haney says that Sally, when quite a girl, did
side with the first Edwards family against her
mother; that she, being at Nyack, visiting the Ni-
cholses, said to a woman of the place that her mo-
ther was only a governess until her father married
her. There was a row about it at the time,
Mary Rogers taking it up with characteristic Par-
tonian impetuosity Sally told me her version
of this business at Grafton, and I have record-
ed some of it. Haney believes she told a lie to
absolve herself from obloquy. Mrs. Edwards
informed him of the whole story, after his rejection
by Sally. Women never forgive their own sex.
24. Friday. Writing. Down town in the after-
noon. Going into Frank Leslie s met Beckett
Bellew with the Irishman who once had J.
A. Wood s place of treasurer and is now employed
in some other capacity I think that of advertisement
collector for the Monthly. To Crook and Duff s,
where we found F. Bellew, Brightly and others.
Out with F. B. presently and temporarily quitting
him went up into the Tribune Office and caught
|Title:||Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page one hundred and eighty-six|
|Description:||Describes a talk with Jesse Haney about Sally Nast.|
|Subject:||Bellew, Frank; Bellew, Patrick Beckett; Brightly; Edwards, Sally (Nast); Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Harper and Brothers (New York, N.Y.); Parton, Mary (Rogers); Waud, Alfred; Wood, John A.|
|Coverage (City/State):||[New York, New York]|
|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.|