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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 148, August 10, 1860

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Identifier: DX02748641

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 148, August 10, 1860

Description: Describes a talk with Sally Edwards about Thomas Nast's love for her.



How the Girls [Sally, Matty, and Eliza Edwards] teased Him [Thomas Nast].

repeat it after him [Nast] (until he disliked her [Matty],) while Eliza laughed, reprehended or “cut up” with him, with her customary freedom. He stood in awe of the [Edwards] family and of its visitors and ingenuously used to contrast his easy getting along at with Sol Eytinge’s with his restaurant at 745 [Broadway]. His passion for Sally was of the speediest inception; his mother discovered it in consequence of his want of appetite and disconsolate appearance. When he asked Sally, one quarter in jest, three in earnest, in the stage on the way to Grafton If she loved him? she replied “Oh! certainly!” He used to burst into apostrophes of “Hopes and fears!” and tell her he feared she didn’t understand their meaning. “He was so innocent!” says Sally. In disposition and nature a perfect contrast to her, she liked him and “the more fun she made of him the more he liked her.” She had a lock of his hair, here, at Grafton, and keeping it “in her dress,” on retiring each night she forgot to put it in a place of safer keeping and it tumbled on the floor repeatedly. One morning Eliza discovered it and the girls scattered it, “teasing him” about it subsequently. Sally gave him a lock of her hair, before he went to Europe. Matt taxed her with it and scolded her. [Jesse] Haney “ran him down” a good deal, subsequent to Grafton, said he was very ignorant, that he could do this and that in his profession, but

coverage:Grafton, New York

Rights: NoC-US


Dates: 1860-08-10

Type(s): Diary

Maker/Creator: Gunn, Thomas Butler, 1826-1903

Subjects: Diaries


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