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Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 171, December 12, 1859

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Identifier: DX03152372

Title: Thomas Butler Gunn Diaries: Volume 11, page 171, December 12, 1859

Description: Regarding the rivalry he suspects exists between Matty and Sally Edwards.

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[N.G.] Shepherd, “Daisy,” as they call him has got a situation in an insurance company, cutting “literature” and writing stories for the “Sun,” for the present. [T. Hamilton] Vananda, the miserable, drunk-sodden scribbler, whom I think I have introduced once in this diary, is dead. (He commenced the story for the Pic which [Frank] Cahill finished.) Died of fits — liquor, left a destitute wife. One day last week — Thursday, I think — [Jesse] Haney gave a little “swarry” in his room, sardines, ale and smoke. Present Jack Edwards, Charley Honeywell, Ed Wells, [Carl] Knudsen, [James] Morris, I, and towards the tail of the night Hayes the scene painter. Talk about the pantomime to be done at Edwards on Christmas night, deciding on title &c, then songs and converse. Young Honeywell improves apace, yet I don’t think he’s as high as pretty Matty [Edwards]’s heart yet. He’s at the house as much as usual, the girl talks friendly and kindly towards him, he is less by her side and thats how things stand at present. Matty shows kindly, now, to everybody. Sally [Edwards] and Haney converse but seldom, she is prone to little defiant utterances generally. I fancy there’s some rivalry of feeling between the sisters, and one evening as I sat watching Matty at work on a patchwork quilt, Sally being engaged on

Rights: NoC-US

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Dates: 1859-12-12

Type(s): Diary
Page

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

Subjects: Diaries
Women
Bohemians (New York artistic and literary movement)
Christmas

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