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didn t do justice to her pretty face.     Being
left for five minutes with Eliza in the hall at
parting, the question came.  She wanted to know
what was the matter with Haney; why he hadn t
asked for one of her portraits as well as those
of Matty and Jack.           She didn t care about it,
of course, only she didn t know what she had
done to offend him &c &c.       She had noticed
it.       Oh! no, she wouldn t ask him!  What did
she want me to tell him? how absurd! she
didn t expect me to say anything about it.  I
told her it was against my interest to make  em
friends as then she d throw me over.    How stu-
pid, to be sure.                  Honeywell is again
drawing near to Mat, saith Haney.             The
girl had ended what happened heretofore by
declining to accept an invitation to visit his mo-
ther, at his request, until he apologized for
having intentionally cut her father and mother
in the street.          In response, he wrote a letter,
saying that the family were too English for him,
he was an American &c   and declining.   When
he returned from  saving the capital  with
the Seventh, Jack held out the olice branch,
which was accepted, but the little tendresse bet-
ween Charley and Martha had apparently ex-
pired.             Is it reviving, now?   Haney sug-
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Title:Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries, Volume Eighteen: page two hundred and ten
Description:Regarding Eliza and Matty Edwards.
Date:1862-02-02
Subject:Civil War; Edwards, Eliza; Edwards, George; Edwards, John; Edwards, Martha; Edwards, Sarah; Gunn, Thomas Butler; Haney, Jesse; Honeywell, Charles; Honeywell, Mrs.; New York State Militia Infantry Regiment, 7th; Women
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.