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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 150, August 10, 1860

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Identifier: DX02750124

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 13, page 150, August 10, 1860

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

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His [Thomas Nast’s] Prospects.

sometimes tell Sally [Edwards] that he [Nast] feared she was no better than a heartless flirt. She told him that he would find out there were other girls in the world; that his feelings would change — that he was very young generally. He acknowledged the last fault but would persist that his passion was the one of his life When he left for Europe, he said he couldn’t realize that he was going away. Like [Jesse] Haney, he distrusted my confidential talks with Sally and spoke angrily of the evening previous to his departure, when I monopolized her. “If he had known what you were talking about, I don’t know what he would have said,” added Sally. I asked her if the picture I then painted of her possible future had much, or any effect, on her behavior. “I guess it did!” she said. Clearly she does not love Nast, but she likes him; his honest, impetuous passion has impressed her favorably. If he came back as much in love and every way improved, he will stand a fair chance of having an exceedingly clever girl to wife. Both her father and mother [George and Sarah Edwards] like him very much (which would not influence Sally); papa Edwards wrote to the “Ill. London News” in his favor. Sally is a puzzle to her father, who, inquiring privately of Jack [Edwards] as to how Nast’s suit progressed, added, “who would suit her?” Mrs. E. is very discreet in

coverage:Grafton, New York

Rights: NoC-US

Place:

Dates: 1860-08-10

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Courtship

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